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Forgot password on QNAP Linux VM

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Reset of a forgotten password on a linux computer is quite easy when you have physical access to the machine.

The mandatory operation is to boot the machine in recovery mode. When running a VM it is quite difficult to reboot and get the prompt and change the boot option to a recovery kernel.

The solution is to go to the QNAP virtual machine console and click the Control-Alt-Delete icon to restart the machine.

control-alt-delete

Then you will be able to choose the boot option to recovery mode.

Once done you just have to type this command to mount the filesystem:

mount -rw -o remount /

and then:

passwd myuser

to reset the forgotten password.

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