Resetting passwords with a Live Linux system

Lock Pick

Article from Issue 141/2012
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If you’re locked out of your Linux or Windows system, a handy Live Linux troubleshooting distro might be all you need to get back in. We’ll show you how to pick the lock with SystemRescueCd.

Getting locked out of your Linux or Windows system is a frustrating experience. These days, not being able to log in to your system might be worse than getting locked out of your car; at least with a car you can get a ride home or contact a locksmith to get back in. However, if you’re locked out of your Linux system, you’re really not going to find a competent ready-made service to come to your rescue.

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