I had to use one of my virtual machines that I didn’t use for a while today, and of course I couldn’t remember the password I used for it, so I had to change it.
Here is how to reset a forgotten root password on Novell SUSE
This is a guide for Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3.
On the boot menu select the first option “SUSE Linux enterprise server” and press ‘e’ for edit.
On the second menu select the kernel option and press ‘e’ for edit.
init=/bin/bash (leave empty space at the begging), and press ‘Enter’ and then ‘b’ to boot with that option.
The system will boot with the root user logged on, type
passwd to change the password and input your new password, or just press ‘Enter’ for no password (blank password)
Reboot the server and log on with your new password.