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I have linux and i have forgotten my password- what do i do?

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You can reset the root password by logging in to the single user mode
By following steps in the following link you can reset the password
http://www.debuntu.org/recover-root-password-single-user-mode-and-grub

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http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-reset-forgotten-root-password/

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In the grub loading add the following entry at the end

linux single

and you`ll have only have your shell mode. You`ll not be asked to login. Once the cshell pprompt appears type the following passwd root. enter the new password that you want and retype it. Nad after that type init 6

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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