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I have bought a second hand Dallmeier DMS80 running Linux. It's asking for a password at login. Can you help?

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Hi!

When I am trying a group user it asks for a password. For admin access it wants user name and password and this is what I need.
Can you help please?

Thanks,
Dave.

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Resetting a Linux password is done in two ways, depending on the bootmanager you are using (LILO or GRUB). For both managers, I will provide all the necessary steps to change the password so you can gain access to the system’s root functions.

LILO : Boot into single-user mode

  1. Reboot the system and when you see the boot: prompt type: linux single and press enter and wait for the system to load
  2. When the system finished booting, you will be logged into single-mode with root administration rights
  3. Type passwd and enter your new password

Grub: Boot into single-user mode

  1. Reboot your system and when the OS selection comes up, quickly press E
  2. You will be taken to another screen where you will have to select kernel and then you need to press E again and type single after all the commands and hit Enter to save.
  3. From the main menu, press B and wait for the system to load.
  4. Once logged in type passwd and enter your new password.

Note: Also, to change the password for a specific user, type “passwd user” and enter new password for the user and upon normal log-in type the username and new password and you will have access to the system.

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