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    fstab mount problems


    I have a pure linux desktop with 4 OSes on it, it is booted through grub, and this direct boots the other 3 grub2 OSes one of which is Kali. Because of my grub setup I do not have recovery options available for the grub2 OSes and Kali for some reason did not give me a root password option on install and a blank and toor do not work. I thought I might try opening mepis logging into a shell as # and running
    mount -o remount,rw /dev/sda6 and the doing a password set, however it appears there are no dynamic entries in fstab so that path is not open. Is it possible to do it with mount -t ext4 and follow through with a mount -o somehow I have tried a few things with no joy ?

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    You don't need to use mount -o, you need to just mount the '/' partition for the distro of choice to any new mount point.

    ie: mkdir /mytemp
    mount /dev/sda6 /mytemp

    Then, you can either edit the /etc/shadow file manually, or you can try to chroot to that dir and run passwd.

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    Does Kali use sudo? If so does
    Code:
    sudo passwd root
    let you set things up?
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Thanks chroot worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzle View Post
    You don't need to use mount -o, you need to just mount the '/' partition for the distro of choice to any new mount point.

    ie: mkdir /mytemp
    mount /dev/sda6 /mytemp

    Then, you can either edit the /etc/shadow file manually, or you can try to chroot to that dir and run passwd.
    Thanks that worked perfectly

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