Have screwed up my longin and password

Jeremy Gransden jeremy.gransden at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 00:00:25 UTC 2007

On 3/14/07, Roger Scow <rdscow at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am totally new to FreeBSD, and have installed it and Gnome2/X11.
> Somewhere in the process I have either corrupted or lost my password
> and user name access.  When I try to log into Gnome, either as root
> or as username, it is a no go.
> I know that I set up myself as a user, and set a root password when I
> was installing.
> What do I do now?  Can I restart from the install CD and go back into
> Sysinstall?
> I'm running FreeBSD 6.2 on a Macbook Pro, via Parallels Desktop.
> Thanks very much and sorry for such a stupid predicament.
> Roger
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try these instructions


also see this for changing your other passwords


especially section 8.6.4 example 8-7

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