Recover your Linux Root Password

On September 5, 2009, in password, recover, root, by Dipin Krishna

Just follow the below steps to recover it. 1. Reboot your system and at the GRUB press “e”. Edit the first line and make sure it says “linux single”. Then press “b” to boot the new entry line. 2. You will now have access to a BASH prompt. Enter the following commands: cd /etcnano passwd […]


Set the default root password

On November 12, 2008, in Default, password, root, set, by Dipin Krishna

Setting the default root password: Some Live Linux distributions are created without a root password by default (the root account is inactive). This is particularly true with Debian based distributions like Ubuntu. Setting a root password enables us to access some essential tools such as the synaptic installer. In most cases, having no root password […]