Recover - Reset forgotten linux root password -


This method of reseting/recovering of lost Linux root password should work on most of linux distributions. I have tested this method for couple years already, starting with debian woody,redhat and suse to ubuntu .

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at



passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
passwd: password unchanged

What to do?


Lubos Rendek Mod -> Olaf

run mount command and check if your / partition is not mounted as read-only



I use Manjaro 16.10 xfce, which part of the code should I edit?