On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:20 PM, Ian Coetzee <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 12:02 PM, James Michael Fultz <email@example.com> wrote:
>> * Ian Coetzee <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2009-11-11 08:03 +0200]:
>>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Fred Roller <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> > I imagine appending single to the kernel line during boot still works to
>>> > get you to a console as root and no password. *Then you should be able
>>> > to change the password of the user you created, just write down ;-p
>>> And how would I go about appending "single" to the kernel line, if I
>>> cant get into the grub boot menu?
>> Hold Shift as soon as you see "GRUB" during boot.
> Thats the this, I dont see a GRUB display (as 9.10 defaults to GRUB2,
> and, correct me if i'm wrong, in grub2 you need to enable the grub
Thanks to all the suggestions.
I finally logged into the machine in recovery mode (thank you James
for that "shift" suggestion) and saw where I made my mistake... I made
the username "admininstrator" instead of "administrator" (notice the
extra "n") :S
this problem is solved then
>>> write down I will do
>>> I was also thinking of booting a live distro and the chrooting into
>>> the linux environment... however I have no clue as to which distro
>>> will live boot into a CLI :S
>> You could also edit the shadow password file directly leaving the field
>> where the encrypted password is stored empty.
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