how to change root password without knowing the grub password
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 29, 2007
hi friends is there anybody who knows how to change the root password or get the root level access without knowing the root password and also i don't know grub password also and one thing more rescue environment is also not working. but i have physical access to my machine.
please let me know if anybody knows the solution.
all the solutions and suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks & Regards
How could normal user obtain root password or change root password
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 9, 2005
well, i am running Debian as a normal user.
i need to obtain root password so that i can mount my Win XP drive and make new directory, shuting down my system.....etc.
Anyway i can obtain the root password or change the root password. I heard i may do it in single user mode.
1. edit the inittab file, make the default run level as single user mode, which is 1.
2. press the hardware button, shutdown the pc ....
3. turn on the pc again..
4. it will enter the single user mode
5. type passwd command on the shell, and change the root password...
Is this way workable?????????
how to change root password to effect a manual fsck
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 27, 2009
I have pc/os linux 2009 installed and I recently got the following message while trying to boot up my system:
*checking root file system...fsck 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009) dev/sda1 contains a file system with errors, check forced. /dev/sda1:Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found. /dev/sda1:Unexpected inconsistency;run fsck manually. (i.e., without -a or -p options) fsck died with exit status 4
*An automatic file system check (fsck) of the root filesystem failed. A manual fsck must be performed, then the system restarted. The fsck should be performed in maintenance mode with the root filesystem mounted in read-only mode.
*The root filesystem is currently mounted in read-only mode. A maintenance shell will now be started. after performing system maintenance press Control-D to terminate the maintenance shell and restart the system.
Give root password for maintenance:
The problem is, when I enter my password I get an incorrect
How to change root password in Ubuntu (terminal)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: December 11, 2014
What is easy way for change root password of my ubuntu 14.10 server, via terminal (putty) ?
how to change root password to default ??
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 19, 2009
I recently changed my root password.... I would like to keep it as none.... I mean with out any password for root.... i.e like it is freshly installed one (with out any root password)....
can any one help me...!!)
how to change root password in ubuntu which install in vmware play
location: linuxexchange.com - date: January 1, 1970
I install ubuntu in vmware play and I have change the privilege of /urs/lib so that I can't use sudo commond.I need root privilege to change the /usr/lib ower.how can I find root password.
How to change root password to an empty one? [duplicate]
location: linuxexchange.com - date: April 29, 2011
This question already has an answer here:
MySql How to set root password to null
Change root password
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 1, 2012
My first install of Ubuntu was on an old pce 500mb ram and only just runs. However, I still like to use it from time to time.
I discovered today that the root password was not what I expected it to be, i.e. I have appeared to forgotten it.
Is there a way to change the root password?
Thanks in advance for your help.
change root password over ssh
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 5, 2009
Is there any way to automate changing root password via ssh on multiple Linux boxes? My root login via ssh is disabled but I can still login as a normal user using ssh keys. Does anyone have a sample expect script?
Centos 5.4 Root Password Changed and or System Comprimised
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 13, 2010
I made a attempt to access my Centos 5.4 system this morning and need to modify a file that required su access. When I attempted to "su" I could not get in with the password that I set. I rebooted the server which made no difference. Either I have been comprimised or I had forgotten my password. How can one reset the admin password to a system and where would I begin looking to see if the system was comprimised?
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