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root user password recovery / resetting on Debian/GNU based linux systems

I have had need for this more often than I would like of late, it is a nice and quick way to reset the root password if you can’t remember, or the person who had it isn’t around any more. You need access to the actual console of course, physical access or a remote KVM.… Continue reading root user password recovery / resetting on Debian/GNU based linux systems

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Undelete files on a vfat partition in Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux

I have recently used the ‘photorec’ component of the ‘testdisk’ application for recovering files from FAT32 file systems. I had used it before to recover files from general USB devices and others like Compact Flash/MMC/Secure Digital media with great success. Then, I was focusing on recovery of photos and movies. This time I was looking… Continue reading Undelete files on a vfat partition in Ubuntu Debian GNU/Linux