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Written by David Noel-Davies   
With SLES 10 / SLES 11 you should be able to boot into the bash shell and reset the password directly (no other boot/rescue CD needed) With SLES 10 / SLES 11 you should be able to boot into the bash shell and reset the password directly (no other boot/rescue CD needed) At the boot screen enter ' init=/bin/bash ' as extra boot option and let the system boot (assuming you are using the GRUB boot loader). This should bring you to a shell prompt with root mounted. Enter 'passwd' and enter your new password twice. reboot the system using - let it boot normally - and you should be able to login as root with the new set password. Exact steps can be found here : http://www.susegeek.com/general/how-to-resetrecover-the-root-password-in-opensuse/
 
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