Solaris Operating System: What to Do If the Root Password Is Unknown/Lost [Video] (Doc ID 1008588.1)

Last updated on MAY 17, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Goal

This document describes how to reset a unknown/lost root password by booting from CD/DVD media and editing the /etc/shadow file.

Solution

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