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Date:      Tue, 9 Aug 2011 18:02:32 -0700
From:      Devin Teske <>
To:        "'Gerald Stoller'" <>, "'questions FreeBSD'" <>
Subject:   RE: single user login
Message-ID:  <02dd01cc56f9$2fefc570$8fcf5050$>
In-Reply-To: <>
References:  <>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>] On Behalf Of Gerald Stoller
> Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 3:47 PM
> To: questions FreeBSD
> Subject: single user login
>         I haven't used my  FreeBSD  system/account for some time and I fo=
rgot its
> password.  I know that there is a way to login as a single root user with=
out a
> password, but I don't remember how to do it.  I tried a quick look at the
> Handbook, but I couldn't find anything about it there.  Please send me the
> directions for doing so.

At the initial boot screen press any key (except ENTER) to interrupt the 10=
-second countdown timer.

At the resultant "ok>" prompt, type:

	boot   -s

and hit ENTER.


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