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How to recover Kali linux password using LILO?

I forgot my Kali password and I tried getting into LILO single user mode but it still asks for root password (which I forgot). As a secondary measure I just ran init=/bin/bash The command runs but ...
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Kali Linux and Bootloader problems

At first I was using Windows 8.1... I downloaded Kali and put it on flash memory. The options got me to either: -Browse live -Install I browsed it live a little then went to installation. Grub ...
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Bootmessages disappear and other boot oddities

(1) After cloning my root partition to an SSD and breaking and fixing things a number of times along the way, my system no longer shows the outputs from the rc-scripts on the console during boot. I ...
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Accidentally Deleted MBR; Don't Know Filesystem Type

I have a Linux derivative OS on a non-bootable hard drive. I'm currently using a LiveCD to help diagnose the issue; however, I mistakingly deleted the MBR in the process via testdisk. Is there any ...
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Can't Boot OS From 'Corrupt' Hard Drive; OS is not Windows/DOS/Linux

I am trying to boot an operating system called MS106, which is an operating system used for ultrasound machines; however, the during the boot process I get the prompt: "give root password for ...
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How is /sbin/init found during lilo boot

I just cloned my root partition (in anticipation of a dist-upgrade), changed lilo.conf and fstab (in the cloned partition) and ran lilo. But alas the system won't boot from the cloned partition. I ...
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Can't boot Windows after installing Linux

I have a partition /dev/sdb1, where my old Windows XP resides. All the files are there intact and I can see them, mounting the disk from Linux. Linux is on /dev/sdb2. But when I choose Windows in LILO ...
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Add another OS to list at start

I have installed Windows, Fedora and Slackware on my laptop ( lilo is on mbr, and grub for Fedora is installed on first sector on sda6). How to add sda6 to show on beginning when I turn on computer, ...
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Ubuntu apt-get upgrade breaks update-initramfs?

I ran apt-get upgrade on a Ubuntu 8.04 32-bit server. It upgraded lots of packages but failed here: Processing triggers for initramfs-tools ... update-initramfs: Generating ...
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Installing LILO on rEFI on Macbook which has 3 partitions: Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

My Macbook has Windows and Mac OS X installed already. I try to install Ubuntu on the unused partion and the installation is done. However, the Linux partition does not appear on the rEFI boot ...
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lilo.conf questions

I use lilo, and have two different kernels. One is newer and use KMS with it. What I would like to do, is to be able to set vga=xxx for only one of the kernels. Is this possible? I would also like ...