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Reset root password in Linux

Dec 09, 2014, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Forgetting root password is an hassle. We try to be vigilant with our security and set a complex root password. We also try not to login using directly into root account (in most production boxes) and use sudo instead. So it???s not very unlikely to loose your root password and depending on how you???ve setup your access, your just might not be able to reset it using sudo passwd root/someusername. Following post shows you two different ways to reset root password in Ubuntu, Debian, Kali, CentOS or pretty much any Linux distributions

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