forgot root password!!
rasjidw at bigpond.com
Sun Aug 19 21:35:02 EST 2001
Sean Neakums wrote:
> begin Mohan quotation:
> > I forgot the root password ..i'm using red hat 6.2 , i know you can
> > enter at LILO: .. but iam not sure of the command can any one help..
> Assuming your LILO image name is "linux", entering:
> linux init=/bin/bash
> at the LILO prompt should bring you to a root shell. I've never tried
> this, so YMMV.
The above has the drawback of mounting the root filesystem in readonly
LILO: linux single
(assuming image name is linux as per above) will drop you into a root
prompt, but with the system in read-write mode and a few other init
processes started (like swap space, which the init=/bin/bash solution
It is also easier to remember.
More information about the linux