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Welcome, Parrot OS enthusiasts! We’ve all been there – that moment when you draw a blank on your password. Fear not, because in this friendly guide, we’ll walk you through the process of resetting your Parrot OS password. Whether you’re a seasoned user or just getting started, we’ve got your back.
Why Reset Your Password?
Life happens, and passwords get forgotten. Maybe you recently updated your security, or perhaps you’re returning to your Parrot OS after a while. Whatever the reason, resetting your password is a breeze, and we’re here to make it even easier for you.
The Importance of Password Security:
Before we dive into the reset process, let’s take a moment to appreciate the importance of a strong password. Your Parrot OS is your digital haven, and a robust password is your first line of defense against unwanted intruders. So, let’s ensure your password is not only secure but also memorable.
Steps to Reset Your Parrot OS Password :
Parrot os forgets password reset process breakdown.
- Restart the PC
Boot into the boot menu after restarting your PC. You might need to press a particular key, such as F12 or Esc, during the startup process in order to accomplish this. ( on the virtual box, press E )
- Bypass boot
After pressing the down arrow key you find the ” quiet splash” Line and enter ” single init=/bin/bash ” that code after splash.
Press F10 to Reboot the machine.
- Crack the User password
After reboot you can see the terminal and enter that command. ( cat /etc/passwd )
- change password.
enter passwd USERNAME for change password (USERNAME will be your user name)
- Enter the credential
Enter your new password and hit the Enter key. You will be asked to type the password again to confirm it.
After you get the password unchanged error. don’t worry. Type Mount and enter.
Enter the below command after you run the mount command.
mount -rw -o remount/
- New credential.
Now type passwd USERNAME and enter a new credential. ( instruction 6 )
Enter the sync command.
Enter umount / command.
- poweroff and restart.
After successfully resetting your password, Type poweroff -f command to shut down the system, reboot and log in with your new password.
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To safeguard your system and data, you must choose a strong, unique password. A password manager can assist you in creating and securely storing strong passwords.
If you are unable to boot into recovery mode or reset your password using the passwd command, you may need to boot from a live CD or USB device and reset your password from there. You may also try booting into single-user mode, which allows you to access the system as the root user and reset the password for any user account.
I hope this helps! Please let me know if you have any queries.
The default username is “user” and the password is “toor“.
Reset it with this tutorial.