How to Reset "root" Password with GRUB on Oracle Linux

(Doc ID 431260.1)

Last updated on JUNE 05, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 5.3 [Release OL4U4 to OL5U3]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
***Checked for relevance on 06-Nov-2013***

Goal

If somehow you have lost the password for the system administrator user "root" you will need to reset it. This document provides a practical method to do that if you have configured system with the GRUB boot loader during the OS installation.

Solution

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