Re: Technical Inquiry
On 2009-03-20, Lisi Reisz <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Friday 20 March 2009 09:01:17 Sudev Barar wrote:
>> 2009/3/20 Jeffrey Cao <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>> > Boot into single user mode, and you are the root.
>> > Then, you can change root password.
>> Ah..banging my head why I did not think of this...
> Because it doesn't work in Etch or Lenny? Don't know about other versions of
> Debian. I have certainly used distros where it did work.
> If you try to boot into single user mode it demands the root password.
> Otherwise it won't let you in.
It does not demands the root password. It just request you to give root
a new password, which is the chance you could change root password without
knowing the old one.