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Re: Root Password recovery


Quartenoud Francois (<Francois.Quartenoud@SWISSTXT.CH>) wrote:

> Hi, I have change the root password on a Debian 3.0. I make a mistake
> during the typing, I cannot retrieve the password. I try to reboot 
> with typing "linux single" on Lilo, but the system ask the root 
> password. I try to type "linux init=/bin/sh" on lilo without success.

What did not work? Did you maybe forget that, if you use linux
init=/bin/sh, your root partition is mounted read-only? Try

linux init=/bin/sh
mount / -o remount,rw

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
PGP-Key-ID: 0xDC801674
Registered Linux User #267976

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