Lost login pass word

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Lost login pass word

Postby marzik » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:57 pm

I have a lap top that i installed linux mint onto ( while drinking beer ) a month later i get a chance to play with this linux system and see what is so great about it.

Hmmm must have had way to many beers i cant remember the log in pass word i re boot press esc.. go in to kernnel recovery i get another command promt
root pass word for maintanence or press control d ( that reboots the computer )

how can i re set the system pass words or uninstall linux with out access to the system.

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Re: Lost login pass word

Postby msuggs » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:11 pm

You can recover your password using the following steps

*Turn your computer on.
*Press ESC at the grub prompt.
*Press e for edit.
*Highlight the line that begins kernel ………, press e
*Go to the very end of the line, add rw init=/bin/bash
*press enter, then press b to boot your system.
*Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.
*Type in passwd yourusername
*Set your password.
*Restart your system

You could try the above or just reinstall the system. A new install from the live CD doesn't take that long :)

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