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Re: howto reset root password with setup disk (or some other way)



On Sun, Jul 23, 2000 at 01:51:51PM +0200, Corry Opdenakker wrote:

> yes, but there is one additional problem: Currently I'm not logged on as
> root.

Boot specifying "init=/bin/bash" on the kernel command line.  If you
have LILO, then say "linux init=/bin/bash" where linux is the name of
the LILO option for Linux.

If security features prevent you from doing this you should try booting
via the rescue disk.  Either get a shell from the installation system
and mount your root partition or say "linux root=<root_partition>
init/bin/bash" at the first prompt.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: broonie@sirena.org.uk [mailto:broonie@sirena.org.uk]On Behalf Of
> Mark Brown
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 13:38

Please quote properly: delete material not needed for context and place
new text after old.

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