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Re: [Xen-users] Re: lost root password in guest

  • To: Alexandre Bezroutchko <abb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Paras pradhan <pradhanparas@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 09:33:34 -0500
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I normally start the domU using xm -c , edit the grub menu and add
'single' or '1'  at the end then it will boot to the single mode .
Then change the password.


On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 6:57 AM, Alexandre Bezroutchko <abb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> Apparently I can't find back the original question, but if the problem is in
> the lost root password as the subj suggests, there is a nice trick: set Boot
> OS parameters (XenCenter, VM Properties, Startup Options) to 'init=/bin/sh'
> and reboot -- you will get root prompt on your console. You'll have to
> remount your root file system in rw mode (mount -o remount,rw /) before you
> can make any changes on the file system. Just my 2 cents.
> Cheers,
> Alex
> www.gremwell.com
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