Recover root pasword through grub loader

04 Apr

Step one : Get to the grub loader

Step two : Press ‘e’ for editing the grub entry

Step three : at the end of the command type ‘single’ //this sets the mode to single user mode

Step Four : Reload the grub by hitting F10 or just press CtrlX

Step Five: Grub Menu will come, take the last option to get to the root user command line

Step Six type the passwd command in the console

Step Seven Update the password

Step Eight type su username (user for which the password is to be changed)

Step Nine : passwd new_password

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Posted by on April 4, 2012 in Uncategorized


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