6 years ago
To reset your lost or fogotten password:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-[kernel version]-generic root=UUID=[letters and numbers]\[letters and numbers] ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7to
rw init=/bin/bashso it now reads:
linux /boot/vmlinuz-[kernel version]-generic root=UUID=[letters and numbers]\[letters and numbers]
cat /etc/passwdfirst to get a list of all users, yours should be at the end)
This worked for me but every time i logon again or the screen locks , I need to redo the steps. Am I missing something simple?
Thank you! This works like a charm for 18.1.
Is there a tutorial like this for Mint 17? These instructions didn't work for me...
This kind of worked for me but I can't access my encrypted homefolder anymore (of cause I lost the paraphrase as well).
Worked for me on Rosa!
Thanks for the tutorial. The step 2 might be outdated, it's Shift-Esc in my case (I'm using mint 17.3).
Also, after renew the password, the keyring is outdated too. All I did is remove the login.keyring file under ~/.local/share/keyrings/ and let the system recreate a default keyring for me.
Hope these help someone else.
You are a life-saver. Thanks for the great instructions. Note: On #8, for a newbie, there doesn't seem to be a prompt character at the end of the process. I kept waiting, but after a couple of minutes, I decided to go ahead and enter cat /etc/passwd and it worked. (It didn't bring up a simple list of users for me, but as SoWhy noted, my user name was at the bottom of that output.) Then I proceeded to the passwd yourusername command and it worked like a charm. Saved me from having to reinstall Mint altogether. I'm on 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon. 4-15-2015 - Tax Day, here in the US. Thanks again for the helpful tutorial.
You saved my life. Mint 14 (Nadia)
in Linux MInt 16 it does not bring up rootless shell and let me set new pasword
You saved my life !!
this update is much more assuring and easier to use for a newbie
thank you !!
This method does not work for my Mint 13 Maya 64 bit installation. I get a black screen with no boot messages after pressing F10.
In contrast to simply using the recovery mode entry of the menu, this method will also let you recover the root password.
Good tutorial on a rare but important topic