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

Last updated on DECEMBER 09, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 to 11.4 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 11.4 [Release 8.0 to 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

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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