Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Suse forgotten root password

In suse, if you forgot your root password, you can go to the single mode as usual. Steps are explained below:

1. Reboot the machine
2. When Startup Options(blue background in SLES) appear, choose Failsafe mode
3. In the Boot Options, append init=/bin/sh at the end of the line
4. Press Enter to boot
5. You will be presented with a shell. Change your password using command passwd root
6. Reboot the machine. root is now can be accessed using your new password

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