Forgotten username and password

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Forgotten username and password

Postby Axis » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:48 pm

How do i reset a a username and password when the original ones used are forgotten?
Recovery mode asks for root password and i don't remember if i set one up during install.

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Re: Forgotten username and password

Postby 67GTA » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:22 am

Boot into "recovery mode" with the live cd, it will boot you to a terminal with root access without prompting for a password. Your partitions should be visible. Look in your /home folder on the partition in question and see what your username is. Then use the command "passwd userName" to set a new password.
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