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Re: Password Recovery

On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 02:36:57PM +1200, Shirmay Li wrote:
> Hi,  We use Debian Gnu/Linux 2.1. The root password is lost(yes we are
> kicking ourselves). I've tried to boot into the single user mode by typing
> linux single at the lilo boot: to recover the password. But the method does
> not work. Could you tell the proper way please?

    Try adding "init=/bin/bash" at the boot prompt. Then you should be able to
mount the root filesystem and get at the passwd file.


Michael P. Soulier <msoulier@storm.ca> 
"With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a
good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be
dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead." -- RFC 1925

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