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Lost Kali password


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Yes. I'm an idiot. I changed my root password on my Kali box... and then forgot it. I can't believe I was that dumb.

Maybe it's a good opportunity for me to try to crack or brute force the password. But before I do that - is there a "factory reset" feature? Or would that require a clean reinstall.

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Try a live CD, mounting the harddisk and changing the shadow password into one you know from another machine.

If you don't have another machine, add a new user on the live cd, set its password and then look into the shadow file there to see what the blob is to copy over.

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Do as cooper said, but also, kali works like most linux and ubuntu systems for recovery, boot in and set the session to RW mode. Works on most all linux the same(usually)


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