pierre.frenkiel at laposte.net
Fri Oct 3 14:10:45 UTC 2008
On Fri, 3 Oct 2008, Ruben Safir wrote:
> 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
that doesn't work too if you are using shadow passwords.
In that case, one solution is:
- boot from Ubuntu cd (alternate or live, but alternate is much faster)
- choose "repair a broken system"
- once the partition list is displayed, choose the linux root partition
- at the command prompt, type "passwd login_name"
and enter a new password
- go to the last line, and type <CR> . you get a message
"abort the installation" : select YES
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