How To Break/Crack ROOT Password In UBUNTU With CD (LIVE OS)?
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How To Break/Crack ROOT Password In UBUNTU With CD (LIVE OS)?

In the Previous Article, we learn to reset and crack password without using any Live Cd or External device by using recovery mode present on the OS itself.

Here again, it’s really bad to lose or forget a password and yu are locked out of your system. So here is the second method to reset it with the help of a Ubuntu LIVE OS. If you don’t have Live OS of Ubuntu please read our article How to break Ubuntu root password without CD (Recovery Mode)

By the end of this article, we’ll be able to reset root password of UBUNTU and we will create our new password.

Step 1: Boot With Live OS

In this method, you need to insert a Ubuntu OS CD into the system and select option and boot as LIVE OS. After finishing boot you will get the same environment like running a Ubuntu installed on this system.

How To Break/Crack ROOT Password In UBUNTU With CD (LIVE OS)?

Step 2: Get The Terminal

Now open the terminal of the system and from here we will do our task of finding disk on te system.

How To Break/Crack ROOT Password In UBUNTU With CD (LIVE OS)?

Step 3: Find Disk and Mount

Now first task is to figure our the primary HDD for this run the following command

This Command will ll the HDD attached into the system and also list all the present partition. As we know our OS is in /dev/sda1(Most of the Time). so mount it using the following command

 Step4: Cross Mount Server File System

Now, will cross mount permanent OS file system on the live OS by using a simple shell command. This is like copying permanent file of live OS. we will use all these files for next step.

Step 5: Get Root Access

Now it’s time to get root access of all the files you have mounted on /mnt n we know that /mnt now have all the file associated with the permanent OS. type Following command to gain root access.

You can now do anything root can on the real install.

Step 6: Reset the password and reboot

Now you have root access on the /mnt and its time to change your root with the following command

Now Reboot your system and you are done.

 

Hope this article was helpful fro you. If any issue feels free to comment.

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Kapendra
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