localhost login

Posted on 2011-05-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have linux server installed in vmware..
when linux server is booting it is asking localhost login and password..
I forgot there any way to retrive or recreate that..

Question by:nobleit
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    you've forgotten the password to VMware or the Virtual Machine?

    checkout this article
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    Accepted Solution

    If you want to reset the password for your Linux OS then follow the below given process.

    Following is the procedure to reset root password.

    Select the kernel
    Press the e key to edit the entry
    Select second line (the line starting with the word kernel)
    Press the e key to edit kernel entry so that you can append single user mode
     Append the letter S (or word Single) to the end of the (kernel) line
    Press ENTER key
    Now press the b key to boot the Linux kernel into single user mode
    At prompt type passwd command to reset password:

    and Reboot your system.

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