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    On 10/06/2012 15:42, Simon Greenwood wrote:
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      <div class="gmail_quote">On 10 June 2012 15:37, scoundrel50a <span
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              <div class="h5"> On 10/06/2012 15:30, Simon Greenwood
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                      <div bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000"> I cant
                        remember my log in password for one my computers
                        and tried all sorts of different passwords, but
                        to no avail. I even tried following this<br>
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                        but get to selecting root, and that is where
                        things are different, on the page it allows you
                        to enter this 'mount -0 rw, remount /' but mne
                        doesnt it asks for a root password, and I cant
                        go any further....is there a command via the
                        terminal to change the password?<br>
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                    <div>That shouldn't be happening if you're booting
                      into single user mode. You are effectively root on
                      the console. It suggests that the disk is mounting
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                    <div>The other option is to boot from a live CD or
                      USB, mount the drive in much the same way, and
                      unset the root password by editing /etc/shadow on
                      the mounted disk and removing the string in the
                      password field.</div>
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            Oh yes I forgot tot tell you I can see it says read only not
            read write, so why would it do that it was clean
            install.....how do I check it.......and I dont know what you
            mean by 'removing the string in the password' sorry........<br>
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        <div>That's the answer then. Reboot to rescue mode and select
          'fsck' to get the disk checked, then reboot into rescue mode
          and root and then follow the instructions about mounting.</div>
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        <div>s/</div>
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      Twitter: @sfgreenwood
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    Hi, well that didnt work, probably because I am not too sure about
    what I was doing, so I decided to install lubuntu on it instead, its
    installing now, so hopefully it should work, as I added a new
    password, and saved it on another computer.....<br>
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    thanks everybody for the help<br>
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