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Reset root password when you have lost it

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Posted: 14 Jan, 2009
by: Admin A.
Updated: 14 Jan, 2009
by: Admin A.
The following instructions explain how to reset the root password on all versions of Suse Linux when you have forgotten or misplaced it.


  1. Reboot computer.

  2. At the menu that shows the selections to choose from, leave it on the desired choice, but type in init=/bin/bash at the options line and press enter.

  3. At the commandline type in mount -o remount,rw / and press enter.

  4. Next type in passwd root and press enter and enter a new root password.

  5.  Now type sync and press enter to sync the filesystem with the cache.

  6. Next type in init 6 and press enter to reboot your system.

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