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Mitch Mahan mitch at kci.net
Tue Sep 25 20:22:19 BST 2007

How secure is your windows box when you can recover a password like this?


Insert 'NT Password Offline Recover Boot CD' (linux)




Press Enter a lot of times


Type in * to blank the Administrator password





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[mailto:ubuntu-us-co-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of phillip tribble
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 1:18 PM
To: Ubuntu Colorado Local Community Team
Subject: [CoLoCo] (no subject)


How secure is linux when you can recover a password like this?

If you forgot you password for your ubuntu system you can recover using the
following steps 

Turn your
computer on.

Press ESC at the grub prompt.

Press e for edit.

Highlight the line that begins kernel ..., press e

Go to the very end of the line, add rw init=/bin/bash

press enter, then press b to boot your system.

Your system will boot up to a passwordless root shell.

Type in passwd username

Set your password.

Type in reboot 

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