Forgotten password for the workstation, pls help

Hi people, I didn’t use the workstation for awhile so I forgot both the root and user passwords. They are not changeme since I changed them. Is there a way to recover them because I have an text document in the wokstation which I need?

Will be very glad if someone can help.

Best regards.

Good day,

Well nothing easy, maybe this could work: Root Password Reset - Proxmox VE Also, please keep in mind that this isn’t a Whonix centered question, but rather something general to Debian.

Have a nice day,


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I’ve just tried this Reset Root Password Debian - YouTube but it doesn’t work. It said that the password is changed but when I try to login it doesn’t work.

Will check the link. Thanks.

Ooo, Ego, thanks man, it worked now for the user when I typed passwd user! :slight_smile:

Documented just now:

Safely Use Root Commands chapter Reset User Account Password in Kicksecure wiki

(Whonix is based on Kicksecure.)