localhost login

Posted on 2011-05-08
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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 that...is there any way to retrive or recreate that..

Question by:nobleit
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ID: 35716117
you've forgotten the password to VMware or the Virtual Machine?

checkout this article

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upanwar earned 2000 total points
ID: 35716125
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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