Solaris Operating System: What to Do If the Root Password Is Unknown/Lost
(Doc ID 1008588.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 06, 2023
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)
This document describes how to reset a unknown/lost root password by booting from CD/DVD media and editing the /etc/shadow file.
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