Have screwed up my longin and password

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Thu Mar 15 02:19:41 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 03:21:04PM -0500, Roger Scow 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.

This has a FAQ on it.
Basically it consistst of learning to boot to single user, fsck and
mount the file systems 
Then, just set the root password and any others you need to fix and then
fix files that mst be cleaned up before reboot.  Then reboot.

> Roger
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