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    Unhappy How to password reset BackTrack 5 R1 ?

    I install BT5 R1 with win 7 as a dual boot .

    I changed the default password " root " and " toor " to another one . After one week , when i log in to the BT . I forgot my new password .
    How can i reset my BT5 R1 password .

    I searched Deeply in Googling about that . But I cannot find . So I am stopping to study the BT5 .

    plz help me How to password reset BackTrack 5 R1 ?

    Tnz a lot
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    Default Re: How to password reset BackTrack 5 R1 ?

    Another way would be to use the same method u used to install it, be it disc or usb.....chroot into the drive and passwd it up....
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    Default Re: How to password reset BackTrack 5 R1 ?

    If you can't remember a simple password why are you playing with a Linux distro aimed at IT Security professionals?

    You could always boot from CD or USB and then copy the original BT passwd and shadow files to your boot device.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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