FreeBSD Reset or Recover Root Password

in Categories FreeBSD, Howto, Tips, Troubleshooting, UNIX last updated December 6, 2006

With FreeBSD version 5.4 and above the booting procedure is slightly changed. The older version of FreeBSD uses the boot -s option at Ok prompt. However, with FreeBSD version FreeBSD 5.4+ you don’t have to type any commands. Here is the procedure to boot FreeBSD into a single user mode to reset root password.