password reset

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  1. mtu1492

    mtu1492 New Member

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    After searching your site and not finding an answer I've come here. The issue is resetting my password, but the question about my current password. Well if I knew the password I would be able to enter it, not knowing it I'm at a loss to figure it out. I guess I'll need to go around again.

  2. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo New Member

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    If you want to reset your password you have two options:
    1. When grub appear press any key and select your kernel, in the end of the line append
      after that press b to boot in single mode if you are asked for the root password you need to append
      no just
      .
    2. Another way is use a Live CD, boot using the live CD after that mount your linux partition and modify /etc/passwd. Find you user and remove the"x".
    Example:
    before:
    Code:
    rodrigo:x:1000:1000:Rodrigo:/home/rodrigo:/bin/bash
    
    the first column is the user name.

    after:
    Code:
    rodrigo::1000:1000:Rodrigo:/home/rodrigo:/bin/bash
    
    reboot the pc without the LiveCD and when the system asked for the password just press enter.
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  3. Rob

    Rob Administrator Staff Member

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    You posted in the forum assistance section - are you trying to reset your forum password or a password on your Linux system?
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  4. Rodrigo

    Rodrigo New Member

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    Lol good question Bob :p

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