FreeBSD Root Password Recover


Never locked out again from my FreeBSD virtual machine for having forget the root password.

The fix:

  1. Boot in single user mode
  2. Remount the / file system in read and write mode with mount -u / and then mount -a
  3. Setup the new password by passwd
  4. Boot in multi-user mode with exit
  5. ???
  6. Profit!


I needed to save this tip somewhere because I know I will forget root password again.

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