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Single user mode in slackware

sunil amperayani

Joined: Dec 20, 2009
Posts: 7

I forgot the root password in slackware 12 and now I'm not able to login.

Hence I need a single user mode like in REDHAT which could fetch me the solution without inserting any DVD/CD i..e kernal line editing
Josh Stephens

Joined: Feb 16, 2010
Posts: 8
Not sure if you solved this but you should be able to append single at the end of your line in lilo. Also you can just boot into a livecd, mount the root filesystem and edit your /etc/passwd file. Remove the * after root. The star just signifies to the login process to check /etc/shadow for the actuall password.
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