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== Method 1 ==
Boot into grub, select single user but do not press enter.
Press e to bring you into edit mode.
Scroll down to the kernel line, it starts with “linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6…….”
Scroll to the end of that line and press space key once and type
Press Crtl x to boot
$ remount / as rw
$ mount -rw -o remount /
Change password with
type your new password, hit enter and reboot.
== Method 2 ==
Boot from another installation of Debian. (One can use a LiveCD to get access to the “/” partition.)
Then, mount the partition where you have Squeeze’s “/”, then changed directory to /mnt/etc
Used vim as an editor to edit the file shadow.
It found the line starting with root:
Deleted everything between the first and second colons, and voila’,
Reboot as root without a password.
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