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Re: forgot passwd, cannot login, [rd]init=/bin/sh don't work

From: jidanni
Subject: Re: forgot passwd, cannot login, [rd]init=/bin/sh don't work
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2008 09:09:00 +0800

AW> If you have a LiveCD or recovery CD which many distros of linux have, then
AW> boot under that. Then, when you are in the root shell, you can mount your
AW> systems partition, and then you can use the command chroot
AW> <place_where_you_mounted_your_filesystem>. That will make the live cd use
AW> your systems file system. Then simply passwd as root, and make your new root
AW> password.

Yes but as happened to me before, when one digs out one's old live CDs,
they often cannot deal with the newer filesystems (man mkfs.ext3 -I),
so I was wondering if there was a grub way rather than burning new
live CDs every few years.

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