ruben at mrbrklyn.com
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
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