bekos
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Rpi password

Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:29 pm

I forgot Rpi password (Menu->Preferences-Raspberry PI Configuration)

Is there a process (sostware) to access it? or to reset ?

Thanks

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Re: Rpi password

Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:49 pm

Passwords can be set by using the passwd command in Linux, you need to use sudo or be the root user. :)

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Re: Rpi password

Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:13 pm

It's not easy.

You have to edit /boot/cmdline.txt and add

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init=/bin/bash
boot the machine use the bash shell that appears on the console to reset the password for pi, then undo the changes to /boot/cmdline.txt.

You can use the NOOBS config editor accessed by holding or tapping [SHIFT] during boot to add that parameter.
If the card has plain Raspbian do the edit with notepad++ on a Windows machine.
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Re: Rpi password

Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:21 pm

DougieLawson wrote:It's not easy.

You have to edit /boot/cmdline.txt and add

Code: Select all

init=/bin/bash
boot the machine use the bash shell that appears on the console to reset the password for pi, then undo the changes to /boot/cmdline.txt.

You can use the NOOBS config editor accessed by holding or tapping [SHIFT] during boot to add that parameter.
If the card has plain Raspbian do the edit with notepad++ on a Windows machine.
thanks the password changed :P

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Re: Rpi password

Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:42 pm

A good idea is to use github for all your projects- That way if anything bad happens you can always restore from your last git repo instead of losing everything!

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