How To Change Lost Root Password On Oracle Linux 5 & 6 (Doc ID 2180957.1)

Last updated on MAY 25, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL5 to OL6U9]
Oracle VM - Version 2.1.1 to 2.1.1 [Release OVM211]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Regain access to a server even if the root password has been lost, changed or forgotten.
 

Solution

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