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Oracle Linux: How to Reset "root" Password with GRUB (Doc ID 431260.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 13, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 and later
Linux x86-64
Linux x86


 This document provides a practical method to reset password for the system administrator user "root" when one does not remember it or lost and if GRUB boot loader is configured on the system during the OS installation.


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