kubuntu-users Digest, Vol 67, Issue 15

Brian Wootton Brian.Meg at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 9 15:34:08 UTC 2010

On 09/08/10 06:09, kubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com wrote:
> On Sunday 08 August 2010, Brian Wootton wrote:
>> >  Help, can anybody tell me how to reset my root password
>> >  without having to re-install the OS. I've had the same su
>> >  passwd for years and never change it, so I wonder how the
>> >  system managed to screw mine up.
>> >  brian
> Did you leave sudo alone? If so, "sudo su -" will drop you into a
> root shell where you can do anything you like.
> Another way is to use a live system to change the password, but I
> won't go into that here.
> If it's still possible to set the path to the init used for booting
> within grub, there'd be a third way.
>    --Reinhold
Thanks Reinhold, 'sudo su -' is exactly what I did, and I thank
the developer who had the forethought to put $USER in the
adm line of /etc/group.
BTB the Mandriva people haven't done this so I have done it
myself as insurance for any future balls-ups.

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