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Re: lost the root password

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> Instead of loading init, bash is loaded, giving you a root shell.
> Mount the root file system read/write, run passwd, then reboot.

Couldn't this break the filesystem?

Isn't a sync or remount as read-only needed?

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