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How to recover a lost Linux root password

recover linux root password

Forgot your root password? Nice going. What now? Reinstall the machine from ground up? Sadly enough, I’ve seen this happening all too often while it’s surprisingly easy to change the password knowing the correct procedure. While this doesn’t work in all cases (like if you secured your machine with a GRUB password and forgot that as well), but here’s the procedure in case of a CentOS Linux machine.

Recover Linux root password in Cent OS

Start off by rebooting your system. At ...

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Tags: forgot root password, grub, recover password, root password, single-user mode