Root password

Jeffrey Gray chevy4x4burb at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 04:15:19 UTC 2012


Worse case scenario if you don't have the password for anyone in the
sudoers list, just boot on a live CD/flash and copy the /home off to
an external or network drive.



On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM, Bill Stanley <bstanle at wowway.com> wrote:
> On 03/12/2012 07:09 PM, Rashkae wrote:
>>
>> On 03/12/2012 06:26 PM, Bill Stanley wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Wonderful! But don't I need to know the sudo password? This sounds
>>> like it is sudo stuff to me. Does booting into the recovery mode allow
>>> me root access?
>>>
>>>
>>> Bill Stanley
>>>
>> The Ubuntu Recovery option should give you root access. Changing
>> init=/bin/bash (I said /bin/sh in my original message, but in Ubuntu,
>> you probably want to use bash) completely bypasses any kind of login.
>>
>> Please reply to list. Aside from being good netiquette, that will also
>> allow others to review the conversation. I'm prone to careless errors.
>
>
> I'll let you know how it goes but it might not be anytime soon.  I don't go
> to her house often and since it's not an emergency, I'll not go soon.  (She
> is just a good friend.) Your solution does look promising.
>
> One more question...  You mentioned grub but she does not dual boot. Ubuntu
> is the only operating system on her machine.  Do I follow the same steps to
> get to Recovery Mode?  Maybe the original installation disk will help?
>
> Bill Stanley
>
>
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