forgot root password!!

Sean Neakums sneakums at
Sun Aug 19 21:39:23 EST 2001

begin Rasjid quotation:

> Sean Neakums wrote:
>> 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
> mode.

# mount -o remount,rw /

> LILO: linux single

The problem with the above is that many distributions ask you for the
root password when you boot in single user mode, which is why I did
not suggest it.

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