Reset root password on CentOS 7

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Edit boot menu on-the-go

0. reboot the CentOS 7 and press ESC when GRUB menu show up on the screen and press “e”
1. find “ro” on “linux16” section and then change to “rw init=/sysroot/bin/sh”
2. press “CTRL + x” to reboot CentOS to init sh mode and start to reset root password

chroot sysroot

after booting on init sh mode, run this command:

chroot /sysroot

reset root password

passwd root

reinitial selinux

touch /.autorelabel

exit from chroot


reboot CentOS 7


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