[PC-BSD Support] Root password issue

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Fri Feb 29 10:05:06 PST 2008


Changing the root password is pretty easy. Simply do this:

At the boot loader screen, choose option 4 for single user mode.

Next when you get dropped to the shell prompt, type in:
# mount -o rw /
# passwd

You should be able to change the PW at that point, type "exit" when you 
are finished, to continue booting like normal.

As for video, what type of video card are you using? After you boot for 
the first time, the Xorg setup wizard should appear. If you choose 
1024x768 and click apply, does it work? Also, you may need to go to the 
advanced tab, and enter your own horz / vert refresh rates, if X isn't 
detecting them properly.


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

Vincent FAUQUEZ wrote:
> Hi
> Ive just installed PCBSD 1.4 on my gateway old laptop ( Celeron 500 mHz).
> I have two problems,
> First
> My root password wrote during the install dont work when the system is
> up under my user.
> Can you tell me how to reset it ? i try to boot in single user mode
> end re enter my root passwd but i have an error message.
> I think my numlock LED must be activated when i wrote the passwd during install.
> Second :
> My video card is working but only in 800x600 so PCBSD is not very nice
> on the screen and i dont have the option to change in 1024. I will try
> to find my video card parameters to know if it is a bad configuration
> or a bug.
> Thanks if you can wrote me back at vincent.fauquez at free.fr or on this adress.
> Thanks a lot by advance.
> Best regards,
> Vincent - Paris - France
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