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    Default OpenSuse 13.1 reset Root pw

    Am delving into the world of Linux and consider myself an absolute newbie and installed Suse 13.1 distro in dual boot with win 8.1 GRUB
    The problem I have is I have forgotten the admin password to access YAST.

    What are the steps I need to take to reset this.
    I have been looking for instructions but only find for earlier versions of Suse.

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 13.1 reset Root pw

    what have you tried? have you tried any of these methods?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwYOqoXyOVA

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

    http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-recove...gle-user-mode/

    http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-r...root-password/

    http://linuxgazette.net/107/tomar.html



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    Default Re: OpenSuse 13.1 reset Root pw

    Quote Originally Posted by Marklx View Post
    Am delving into the world of Linux and consider myself an absolute newbie and installed Suse 13.1 distro in dual boot with win 8.1 GRUB
    The problem I have is I have forgotten the admin password to access YAST.
    On a default installation this should be the same as your user's password.

    Did you change the root password? Or have you fogotten your user password as well?

    What are the steps I need to take to reset this.
    I have been looking for instructions but only find for earlier versions of Suse.
    Press 'e' at the boot menu (with the openSUSE entry selected) to get to edit mode.
    Search for a line starting with "linux" and append "init=/bin/sh" at the end.
    Then press 'F10' to boot.

    You should get into a minimal text mode system without having to enter any password.
    Type "passwd" to change the root password.

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