Admin password

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    Yes I know, stupid, but I changed the admin password and forgot it.

    Want to boot linux in single user mode but the break sequences known to me do not work? Any ideas?



    The password is written in the file


    Try to do the following, I am not sure if it will work but it’s worth the try since there is no other solution in the site or the forum.

    Boot another linux live CD.
    Create /Database directory
    Mount /dev/hda3 to /mnt (it should already exist)
    Mount /mnt/_DB.00x to /Database
    Now edit the file mentioned above, umount and reboot without the CD.
    Tell us if it works to include it in a tutorial.


    Yeah! ๐Ÿ˜€ I recovered the admin password! Below you can find how:

    In my situation I have a rackserver with 2 SATA disks (RAID 0). So I forgot the admin password after a change, well lets go recovering! In my case the Zeroshell filesystem and the config are on /dev/sda1

    1. I installed a basic release of Fedora while leaving the current Zeroshell filesystems intact.
    2. After installation I issued the “mount /dev/sda1 /mnt”
    3. In /mnt my “_DB.00x” directory appeared.
    4. Without any new mounts I could simply CD to /mnt/_DB.001/var/register/system/ldap en view the file rootpw.
    5. I did not need to edit the rootpw file since the password was visible unencrypted. (lucky for me)

    So I am back in business! Thanks ppalias for the tip!



    OK basically it is as simple as booting a linux live cd, mount the active profile partition and finally viewing the




    you make it sound sooo simple .. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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