I have lost my root-password :cry:

Questions about other topics - please check if your question fits better in another category before posting here
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
User avatar
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 8
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:06 pm
Location: An iland on the Gulf of Finland

I have lost my root-password :cry:

Post by fossiili » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:37 pm

For some reason I can not type my root-password perfectly. Nowadays they must contain so many different characters and one must have many of them.

Some days ago I downloaded the fine new Linux Mint 18.2 (sorry not to remember it's name). I installed it with Cinnamon and updated and did some surfing in the Net. Meanwhile I used my second computer with Fedora 27 Beta 8)

Now I am back on this PC. And some security updates should be installed. Although I have rules to remember my passwords, this time I can not generate the right one from my memory :twisted:

I'm already 83 so my lovely daughter solaces me:
Do not panic dad. It's only demens senilis[/i.]

No other possibility than to install Mint again :?:

User avatar
Level 10
Level 10
Posts: 3072
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 pm
Location: Rhode Island, USA

Re: I have lost my root-password :cry:

Post by JerryF » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:35 pm

When it asks for a password, enter YOUR password.
IF your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

Mute Ant
Level 13
Level 13
Posts: 4926
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:45 pm

Re: I have lost my root-password :cry:

Post by Mute Ant » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:00 pm

Get out, 83 (83 what?) is a very poor excuse when you simply forget something. Any post on this site with the text init=/bin/bash is a pointer to logging in behind the scenes and setting a new password, it happens a lot.


The sad cases are when the OS or the home-folder is encrypted. Then there's no way to cheat, you absolutely must have the correct password to get in, that's the whole point.
2018-10-23 Rock on Tommy productions presents the Librarian Chorus in Here Comes the Bride...
Ook ook ook ook: Ook ook ook ook: Ook ook ook ook ook: Ook ook ook ook.

User avatar
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:58 am

Re: I have lost my root-password :cry:

Post by malapetsasc » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:06 am

Take a look there. May working to your problem.
https://forums.kali.org/showthread.php? ... t-password
System: Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Cinnamon 3.4.6 LinuxMint 2 betsy
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8400
Graphics: NVIDIA G92 GeForce 9800 GTX Gallium 0.4 on NV92 GLX 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family)

Post Reply

Return to “Other topics”