Forgotten password

Joseph Olatt joji at
Thu Jun 4 11:48:37 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 01:32:27PM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >Good day am a new user of of freebsd Os and i forgot my login password, i 
> >will need an assitance on how to get it changed.
> boot, press 4 at boot loader prompt to get single user.
> after seeing a guestion what to run as a shell (/bin/sh as default) press 
> enter.
> then
> /sbin/mount /
> /usr/bin/passwd

Without any arguments, the password for root will probably get changed. 
If the user wants to change his/her personal account passwd, then:

/usr/bin/passwd <login>

> change password
> then press CTRL-D
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