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Reset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux Mint

Reset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux MintReset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux Mint

I am sure that people in the know can restore almost any password, it is important to know HOW. But I was wondering just how to recover passwords in my favorite OS is Linux Mint. In this article we will focus on the recovery of lost passwords for Linux Mint.



Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.


So, the following method is good because it is done very quickly and allows you to change the password to one or more users. On my operating system as most people have only one user, therefore the password root changing along with the password of the Main user.

 

That is, if I change the password to my single user l4l, then user root will automatically change the password. On other operating systems, I think the user root as separately. In any case I am not interested in, the main thing here everything is convenient and WORKS))))

 

Let's start, we need to get into the boot menu of GRUB. When the computer boots, hold down the "SHIFT" key. In the grub boot loader to select the desired OS and press "E" to edit the boot.

Reset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux MintReset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux Mint

Next we need at the end of the kernel line, after quiet splash add rw init=/bin/bash and press "F10" to boot.

Reset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux MintReset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux Mint

In this case, after the kernel is loaded, the control immediately proceeds to bash that allows you to change the passwords for all users. A working example can be seen in the picture below. Just write the command:

passwd Username

where Username is the login name of the user. Then simply enter the new password.

Reset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux MintReset the password for ROOT or any user in Linux Mint

Restart the computer and can use the new password.


 

Even high-security Linux distributions, using the default settings, can allow an attacker with physical access to the server, it is easy to reset passwords of all users including root. For protection it is recommended to use encrypted partitions, disable the grub boot loader. Unfortunately I can't tell you how to protect your PC more effectively. It is necessary to examine this issue separately.

Good Luck!!!

 

 

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10 comments

  1. lazar
    linux mint 17.3 cinnamon work perfect thank you for help
  2. david
    Oh thank u very much. Ur tutorial had solved my problem. Super thank you.
  3. Jon
    Outstanding!!!
  4. dan
    for me work exactly like in this tutorial

    note: i try 3 times until work...2 times lock (freez) after i hit F10, i dont have any explanation way GRUB block, i do exact the same stapes 2 times....gl
  5. jkjr
    I have mint 17.1 cinnamon and cannot reset my password. I've tried these commands in various ways and it does not work. I get this error message " bash: cannot set terminal process group (-1): inappropriate ioctl for device
    bash: no job control in this shell
    dircolors: no shell environment variable, and no shell Type option given"
    (none) /#

    is there any help out there? It would be greatly appreciated.
    1. PJC
      I have the same OS and ran into the same problem after installing, the OS changed my PW. I tried a lot of the suggestions from the internet and nothing worked. Finally I decided to install the OS again and this time I just used one letter for a PW and it worked good. If you have the OS disc, try this or if you don't have the disc, download the OS and get it on a disc. Good Luck!!!
  6. daniel
    Didn't work for me
  7. mike
    doesnt work, it goes to the lock screen
  8. Shekin
    Quote: None
    Hello!
    Tested it out, and it works, but:
    This method is only able to change root password if, and only if root password is the same as admin password.
    That is, you can change the admin password, but not the root password. The root password should of course have its own password.

    Regards

    I agree with you. but considering only linux mint I have omitted this detail. Because when installing a system Admin instead of Root. And Root the user is not activated. In my opinion something like this))))
    x64 Linux Mint 18 cinnamon
  9. None
    Hello!
    Tested it out, and it works, but:
    This method is only able to change root password if, and only if root password is the same as admin password.
    That is, you can change the admin password, but not the root password. The root password should of course have its own password.

    Regards
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