cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Root password changed

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Adam W.
Valued Contributor

Root password changed

Anyone,
I have a Red Hat 3.0 box and the root password was changed and no one knows what it is. I just recieved the server from another SA, and he does not know the password. Is there a way to null out the root password or another way to reset it?
There are two types of people in the world, Marines and those who wish they were.
4 REPLIES
Heironimus
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Root password changed

Boot to single-user mode and run passwd to reset root's password.
Adam W.
Valued Contributor

Re: Root password changed

Wow is it really that simple? I thought about trying it but figured that it wouldn't be possible for security reasons. Thanks.
There are two types of people in the world, Marines and those who wish they were.
Adam W.
Valued Contributor

Re: Root password changed

Thanks AGain
There are two types of people in the world, Marines and those who wish they were.
Heironimus
Honored Contributor

Re: Root password changed

Some other Linux distributions require the root password to get a single-user shell, but Red Hat does not.