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#1 2016-03-05 01:02:25

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PW problem on crunchbang

I have an ASUS Eee PC 900 that CrunchBang was installed on and I know the username but the PW escapes me. Is there any solutions without reloaded the OS?

Thanks for any support.

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#2 2016-03-05 01:10:06

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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

Highlight the #! GRUB menu entry and press "e" then add this to the end of the line that starts with "linux":

init=/bin/bash

Then press <Ctrl>+x to boot the modified entry.

Once booted, remount the root partition read-write:

mount -o remount,rw /

Then reset the password with:

passwd $USER

Replace $USER with the actual username.


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#3 2016-03-05 07:22:53

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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

^ Interesting.

Sidebar:  Does this work with any Linux installation?  If so, this adds a potentially disturbing level to "physical access is root access".


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#4 2016-03-05 10:24:13

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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

pvsage wrote:

Does this work with any Linux installation?

Yes.

Full disk encryption is the only way.


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#5 2018-05-25 20:31:38

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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

This solution to the PW recovery looks good but I have an even bigger issue. I have an ISUS Eee PC 4G and I can not figure out both the username nor the password. I need assistance please. Thanks in advance

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#6 2018-05-25 22:14:51

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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

Standard Jimmy wrote:

I have an ISUS Eee PC 4G and I can not figure out both the username nor the password. I need assistance please. Thanks in advance

We're not supporting Waldorf anymore since it's so out of date, this forum is mostly just for legacy and archive purposes.

If you've installed #! Waldorf and need help, please start a new thread with a clear subject (so people using a search engine might find it).

If you'd like to try our latest release, it's available in a "Live" ISO. For very weak/old hardware, maybe try the CD-sized ISO...

https://www.bunsenlabs.org/

If you have problems with that, please open a new thread in our "Basic Help and Support" forum...

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewforum.php?id=2

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#7 2018-05-26 03:12:28

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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

it might be wise to leave the eeepc as it is - otoh you shouldn't ever connect to the internet with it because wheezy is EOL.
If BL, you might want to stick to the jessie-based release.

Standard Jimmy wrote:

This solution to the PW recovery looks good but I have an even bigger issue. I have an ISUS Eee PC 4G and I can not figure out both the username nor the password. I need assistance please. Thanks in advance

easy:
do what HoaS said, then:

ls /home

you should see your username as a folder.

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#8 2018-05-29 18:41:44

Standard Jimmy
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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

Thanks all. I will revert when I get a result.

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#9 2018-05-30 17:09:50

lbdesign
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Re: PW problem on crunchbang

It's funny but I know this on windows 10 but not linux.

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