robert_finito
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password

Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:40 pm

I have forgotten my password. How do i sign in?

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tedhale
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Re: password

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:43 pm

Since the password files are in /etc they are only available once the second partition is loaded.
That is, they are not in /boot, so you can't see them when you load the SD card on a Windows system.
The way the I would fix it is to put the SD card into a Linux machine, mount the second partition, and edit the /etc/shadow file.
Delete the characters between the first and second colon for your username and then your password will be nothing.

This is probably a little tough for anyone not familiar with Linux, but then, those people wouldn't likely have a Linux system to do this with anyway.

Does anyone know of an easier way?

As a last resort, you can just re-image the SD card, but I assume you have stuff on it you don't want to lose.
- Ted B. Hale
http://raspberrypihobbyist.blogspot.com

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Re: password

Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:49 pm

How To ask Questions :- http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
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