• GNU/Linux
  • 1 year ago

At grub-boot loader screen. Select Recovery mode the version of the kernel that you wish to boot and type e for edit. Select the line that starts with kernel and type e to edit the line.

Go to the end of the line and type init=/bin/bash as a separate one word (press the spacebar and then type init=/bin/bash).

Press enter key to exit edit mode.

Back at the GRUB screen, type b to boot into single user mode. This causes the system to boot the kernel and run /bin/bash instead of its standard init. This will allow us gain root privileges without password.

If you wanna reset root password remount partitions

# mount -n -o remount,rw /
# mount -avt nonfs,noproc,nosmbfs
# cd /etc

Changing password for user root.

New UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:

Now, you will get following messages. It means that password for root user has been updated.

passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.

At last, reboot the server and you are done.