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Boot from the Ubuntu Install CD.
 
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Once you are at the command prompt you can now enter the '''''passwd''''' command to change the root password.
 
Once you are at the command prompt you can now enter the '''''passwd''''' command to change the root password.
 
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[[Category:Linux| ]]
 
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Latest revision as of 11:52, 27 October 2018

Boot from the Ubuntu Install CD.

when the first installation screen appears press CTRL+F2 to bring up another terminal and press Enter to activate it.

Create a mount point by entering the following:

mkdir /mnt

If you don't know the partition that you want to mount then enter the command:

cat /proc/partitions

For my example the root file system is installed on /dev/sda3

Now mount your root file system to the new mount point by entering the command:

mount /dev/sda3 /mnt

Now we need to change the root file system to the newly mounted one and this is done by entering the command:

chroot /mnt

Once you are at the command prompt you can now enter the passwd command to change the root password.