Reset root password
If you have been locked out of your root account for whatever reason, you can use this procedure to reset your root password and regain access to your system.
1. Boot the Arch Live CD and mount your root partition to
2. Bind mount the
/proc special mount points into your
mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
chroot into your installation:
chroot /mnt /bin/bash
4. Use the
passwd command to reset your root password.
5. Reboot and don't lose your password again!