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  1. #1

    Default Login Password does not work

    I had automatic login on. I went to turn it off. Restarted my computer and now my password for logging in does not work. I don't know how this can be, if I had just entered the password to disable auto-login. Now i am locked out of my system.

    Is there anyway to bypass this?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

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    On the Grub screen (boot screen) add the following at the end of the line:

    init=/bin/bash

    It will boot quickly and be very ugly and painful to use, but it works.
    Once there edit /etc/shadow with a value like the following:

    root:$2a$10$MxvLPYvaIbYklP.2aAJzG.wIChoiu5p3i3i8sDrqwit8ocDLGK.h.:14826:0:99999:7:::

    I know, it's long and ugly. When done your root password will be novell.

    On the other hand, if you already know your root password login as root
    and set your regular user's password that way.

    Good luck.





    On 08/04/2010 06:06 PM, edgar eche wrote:
    >
    > I had automatic login on. I went to turn it off. Restarted my computer
    > and now my password for logging in does not work. I don't know how this
    > can be, if I had just entered the password to disable auto-login. Now i
    > am locked out of my system.
    >
    > Is there anyway to bypass this?
    >
    >

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  3. #3

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

    wow that is a whole lot of characters

    ok so maybe the password i have is for the root

    how do i login as root?

  4. #4
    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

    On 2010-08-05 02:29, ab@novell.com wrote:
    > On the Grub screen (boot screen) add the following at the end of the line:
    >
    > init=/bin/bash
    >
    > It will boot quickly and be very ugly and painful to use, but it works.
    > Once there edit /etc/shadow with a value like the following:
    >
    > root:$2a$10$MxvLPYvaIbYklP.2aAJzG.wIChoiu5p3i3i8sDrqwit8ocDLGK.h.:14826:0:99999:7:::
    >
    > I know, it's long and ugly. When done your root password will be novell.


    Wouldn't it be easier to put an empty password? On entry, you change it.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

  5. #5

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

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    username: root
    password: whateverYouThinkItIs

    Maybe you do not see a clickable item for the 'root' user but I think the
    login screen lets you put in another username if you type it in manually.
    I never do this, though, so I cannot say for sure.

    Regarding Carlos's astute observation, a blank password would be better
    but it never seems to work for me so I never do it. An even nicer way is
    to get booted as mentioned and then use the passwd command directly to
    change your (root's) password. That may work as well:

    passwd

    Good luck.




    On 08/04/2010 07:06 PM, edgar eche wrote:
    >
    > wow that is a whole lot of characters
    >
    > ok so maybe the password i have is for the root
    >
    > how do i login as root?
    >
    >

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  6. #6

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

    ok i took a stab at it and changed my user name to root and used my password that i have been using and it went through. from there i went to my control center to create a password for my username.

    got in thanks!

  7. #7
    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

    On 2010-08-05 03:06, edgar eche wrote:
    >
    > wow that is a whole lot of characters
    >
    > ok so maybe the password i have is for the root
    >
    > how do i login as root?


    you don't. Read again the instructions. The init line.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

  8. #8
    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Login Password does not work

    On 2010-08-05 03:37, ab@novell.com wrote:

    > Regarding Carlos's astute observation, a blank password would be better
    > but it never seems to work for me so I never do it. An even nicer way is
    > to get booted as mentioned and then use the passwd command directly to
    > change your (root's) password. That may work as well:
    >
    > passwd
    >
    > Good luck.



    :-)

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Recover_root_password

    and more:

    <http://www.linuxforums.org/articles/howto-recover-root-password_54.html>
    <http://www.susegeek.com/general/how-to-resetrecover-the-root-password-in-opensuse/>
    <http://www.susetips.com/2009/02/16/recover-opensuse-lost-root-password/>


    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

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