reset root password (alternate method)

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reset root password (alternate method)

Postby ghurty » 2017/11/01 20:36:37

I have a box that I dont have the root password for.
I tried the trick to edit the grub menu, but when I go to edit it, the screen charachters are garbled with lines on it and I cant see/do anything. Any other time the screen works. Is there a different method to reset the password?

Thank you

Here is a link to it

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Re: reset root password (alternate method)

Postby tunk » 2017/11/02 12:46:27

On CentOS 7 you can do it by booting from the install DVD, selecting rescue and then running some commands.
I would guess this is possible on CentOS 6 as well - try googling.