recovery console (gimme a huge round of lol's)

Ian Coetzee ubuntu at
Wed Nov 11 10:20:52 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:02 PM, James Michael Fultz <croooow at> wrote:
> * Ian Coetzee <ubuntu at> [2009-11-11 08:03 +0200]:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Fred Roller <froller at> wrote:
>> > I imagine appending single to the kernel line during boot still works to
>> > get you to a console as root and no password.  Then you should be able
>> > to change the password of the user you created, just write down ;-p
>> >
>> And how would I go about appending "single" to the kernel line, if I
>> cant get into the grub boot menu?
> Hold Shift as soon as you see "GRUB" during boot.

Thats the this, I dont see a GRUB display (as 9.10 defaults to GRUB2,
and, correct me if i'm wrong, in grub2 you need to enable the grub


>> write down I will do :)
>> I was also thinking of booting a live distro and the chrooting into
>> the linux environment... however I have no clue as to which distro
>> will live boot into a CLI :S
> You could also edit the shadow password file directly leaving the field
> where the encrypted password is stored empty.
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