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Yes I did use shadow

However I am not getting the etc directory when I mount.
I only have /etc/shadow
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Originally Posted by kristinu
Yes I did use shadow

However I am not getting the etc directory when I mount.
I only have /etc/shadow
Then, you are not mounting the file root filesystem from your OS (which explains the failure with chroot). It was not very likely that /dev/sda6 was your root filesystem, as you confirmed. /etc/shadow is from the LiveCD.
Please, try:

Code:
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/forget
ls -l /mnt/forget/etc

See if that's the filesystem. If not try again with the others, until you find the one that has etc
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It was /dev/sda1 as you said
# 32  
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Originally Posted by kristinu
It was /dev/sda1 as you said
Please, follow the first set of instructions if you can now, using chroot. That's a bit safer.
If not, try the last resort option of blowing the password, manually.
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# 33  
Ok I got in now

---------- Post updated at 08:39 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:45 PM ----------

There is still a problem that hagbard has standard account, not administrator privileges
# 34  
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Originally Posted by kristinu
Ok I got in now

---------- Post updated at 08:39 PM ---------- Previous update was at 07:45 PM ----------

There is still a problem that hagbard has standard account, not administrator privileges
Could you post the output of the following commands?
Code:
id

Code:
grep bash /etc/password

Note: There is no password or sensitive information in /etc/password, despite the file name password. Just account names and shells. That's why you as a regular user can read that file.

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