Re: Cannot login using root password
--- Kevin Strong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >
Folks, I have a problem. I cannot login to my debian
> system using the root
> password but I can login using other users logins.
> Is there anything I can
> do to regain the ability to login as root other than
> rebuilding the
> server.Thanks for the help in advance.
You can do it this way. If you use lilo, boot the
kernel using with the parameters below
boot: linux init=/bin/sh
This will boot you into a basic shell.
Now mount the root file system
bash# mount -o remount / -rw
and with that done you can change the password
Now reboot your system as you normally would and you
can log into root using your new password.
If you don't use Lilo you can still do this with a
Hope this helps Cheers Geoff
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