Reset root password on RHEL/CentOS 7

much have changed since 4/5/6 days since RHEL/CentOS7 uses grub2 to boot. root password recovery is now very different than before. start/reboot the system and on the GRUB2 boot screen press the e key for edit. scroll down to the linux* line (could be linux/linux16/linuxefi) and remove rhgb and quiet and add init=/bin/sh to the end of the line. For some virtual hosts you might have to use rb.break instead of init=/bin/sh. Press CTRL-X to boot the system and it a shell prompt will be presented. Once booted the / filesystem will be in read only mode please issue mount… Continue Reading