I recently scanned some letters and wanted to send them via email. However, the filesize was not what I like it to be to send it via mail. I was searching for a command line tool and then came across this page (from Alfred Klomp): Shrinkpdf – just make yourself a nice bash script using ghostscript. Continue reading
Well, I just like to reblog this on, so I can be sure I can get back to this 😉
== 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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In case you are required to change the root password of your debian squeeze just have a look at this page http://derwynd.com/2011/04/14/debian-squeeze-change-root-password/. However “$ remount / as rw” is not a command to be typed in at the terminal, it is just a comment 😉
There is a nice tutorial online describing the required steps for a nice server installation with the current version of debian (squeeze). (I think this is the one I used a while ago for a test installation which worked fine 😉