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Old 29th August 2008
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I have Desktopbsd on one computer,and liked it so much that I decided to try FreeBSD 7.0 on my second computer.
Installation of FreeBSD went without any problems it boots up fine until I get to the login screen,where it does not accept either username or password.
I am and have always been the only user of computers in the house so I keep the usernames and passwords very simple,both computers have the same login details.
So I dont know why this is happening,this is the first time,and I am at a loss as what to do.
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Can you boot into single user mode (menu option 4)? Most people don't configure the console as 'insecure', so a password is not needed there. The boot process will give you /bin/sh as the shell (just press enter when prompted). You can then perform a 'mount -a' to mount the disks, and use 'passwd' to set a new password.
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or you can use livecd to boot, start fixit mode.... mount your disks manually
(basically you need root and /usr) to /mnt then chmod to /mnt and then use passwd to change password
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Thanks guys used the single user mode to change password,no problem logging in now.
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or you can use livecd to boot, start fixit mode.... mount your disks manually
(basically you need root and /usr) to /mnt then chmod to /mnt and then use passwd to change password
I believe you mean chroot not chmod.
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I believe you mean chroot not chmod.
yup. lol
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