How to Reset Kali Password without Login

This blog guides you in changing the password if you have forgotten your Kali Linux password. Or you are too lazy and want to change the password without login. This blog simply tells you to change your password in just 4 steps.

Step 1: Reboot Kali

While booting Kali Linux, just Press e to edit the GRUB menu.


Now edit GRUB.

To change the password, Identify keyword ro and replace it with keyword rw. Next, on the same line identify keyword quiet splash and replace it with init=/bin/bash.

Step 3: Reset the root password and user kali password

Change the password by using Linux "passwd".

root@(none):/# passwd

To change the password of user kali, use the below command:

root@(none):/# passwd kali

Step 4: Reboot the system

Use the below command to exit and effect the settings:

root@(none):/# exec /sbin/init

Now use the changed password to login in to the Kali system.

Watch Video: Change Password of Kali Linux without Login

Authentication token manipulation error

Sometimes Authentication token manipulation error comes, to resolve this issue use the below mount command:

root@(none):/# mount -o remount,rw /

Then use passwd to change the password.


This tutorial guide you to reset the password without login. This blog definitely helps you in changing the password if you have somehow forgotten your password.

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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for educational purpose only. Individual is solely responsible for any illegal act.

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