Ruben Safir ruben at
Fri Oct 3 13:53:03 UTC 2008

On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 11:33:36AM +0000, Anthony M. Rasat wrote:
> >I have a client that has forgotten >his log in password for his pc.  He >is using the standard desktop >addition and requires this pc for >his home office.  How do I change >his login info?
> You need to start in single mode then change his password. Do this by appending kernel line in grub menu a single word "single" then press enter and b button to boot. You will enter command line mode without login as root. Change his password and reboot. You will be able to start login using this new password.

This setting is sometimmes not enough if you have a password set on
single user mode.  There is a solution to this as well, but I forget it
off the top of my head.  It is on google though and it should be a quick

The easiest way to deal with this, IMO, is boot off a live CD and remove
the entries from /etc/passwd and /ect/shadow for root.  You'll then have


> -- 
> Regards,
> Anthony M. Rasat
> Manager - Technical, Network and Support Division
> PT. Jawa Pos National Network
> Graha Pena Jawa Pos Group Building, 5th floor
> Jln. Raya Kebayoran Lama 12, Jakarta Barat 12210
> Indonesia.-
> Phone 02132185562
> Phone 081574217035
> Fax 02153651465
> Web
> -- 
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

-- - Interesting Stuff - Leadership Development in Free Software

So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world  - RI Safir 1998  DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002

"Yeah - I write Free SUE ME"

"The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own society."

"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt.  I guess you missed that one."

© Copyright for the Digital Millennium

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list