Reset Linux root password

My boot loader is GRUB (see LILO boot loader below)

Following is the procedure to reset root password if you are using GRUB as a boot loader:

1. Select the kernel
2. Press the e key to edit the entry
3. Select second line (the line starting with the word kernel)
4. Press the e key to edit kernel entry so that you can append single user mode
5. Append the letter S (or word Single) to the end of the (kernel) line
6. Press ENTER key
7. Now press the b key to boot the Linux kernel into single user mode
8. At prompt type passwd command to reset password:

You need to mount at least / and other partitions:
# mount -t proc proc /proc
# mount -o remount,rw /

Change the root password, enter:
# passwd
Finally reboot system:
# sync
# reboot

My boot loader is LILO

At LILO boot loader type linux single and press [ENTER] key:
Boot: linux single
When you get the # prompt you will need to type passwd root to reset password:
# passwd
Reboot system:
# sync
# reboot

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