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    Hi All

    I am running Suse 11.1 in Virtual Box. I have forgotten my password and can not log in. Is there away to recover or change the password or do I have to start over?

    Thanks, Doug

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    Reddoug adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 22 Aug 2009 22:06 to write:

    >
    > Hi All
    >
    > I am running Suse 11.1 in Virtual Box. I have forgotten my password
    > and can not log in. Is there away to recover or change the password or
    > do I have to start over?
    >
    > Thanks, Doug
    >
    >


    try booting to runlevel one:

    init 1

    at the grub screen, but before that have a look with google to see about
    changing the root password or forgotten password.

    I am not going to openly tell you how to crack a box it has to be your own
    doing.not that it is a secret and hard to do but still I will not take
    responsibility.

    :-)

    By the way if you did not know google has its own linux section, try
    ww.google.com/linux that weeds out a lot of superfluous stuff.

    HTH

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    Default Re: Lost password

    Quote Originally Posted by Reddoug View Post
    I am running Suse 11.1 in Virtual Box. I have forgotten my password and can not log in. Is there away to recover or change the password or do I have to start over?
    If you still know your root password, then log in as root and then run yast and set the password.

    Note, if you lost your root password, google must have > 1000 explanations how to recover one's root password.

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    baskitcaise adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 22 Aug 2009 22:17 to write:


    > By the way if you did not know google has its own linux section, try
    > ww.google.com/linux that weeds out a lot of superfluous stuff.



    Doh!,

    fast fingers there it obviously should have three wubblews in www not 2 like
    I put.

    Time for bed my brain has shut down now.


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    Thanks for all the info. I'll see what I can do. I am new to Suse. If I can't get it I will reload it.

    Thanks, Doug

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    On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 00:56:02 +0000, Reddoug wrote:

    > Thanks for all the info. I'll see what I can do. I am new to Suse. If I
    > can't get it I will reload it.


    Try searching with "rescue", that should turn up some useful info. :-)

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