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Reset root password with FreeBSD

August 21, 2010 Leave a comment

1) Boot into single user mode, (at the FreeBSD boot loader, enter ’4′ to boot into single user mode)

2) When prompted Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh:

3) Press Enter key to boot into single user mode.

4) Next, you will be immediately dropped into a single user mode without a root password.

5) Remount / (root) file system in read and write mode with mount command,

#mount -u /

#mount -a

6) Enter the new password with passwd command:

#passwd

7) Next, type ‘exit’ to boot FreeBSD.

#exit