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Centos 7 Password Reset

In Centos 7 the days of editing the "kernel" line and adding "single" are gone.  On top of that sometimes after a new install passwords do not work (possibly because requirements were not met but the installer never mentioned this?).

  1. 1.) On bootup edit the bootline by entering GRUB.
  2. Type e
  3. Find the line that says "linux16 /vmlinuz"
  4. Edit the part that says "ro" and change with "rw init=/sysroot/bin/sh
  5. Hit "Ctrl-X"
  6. Upon bootup type "chroot /sysroot"
  7. password
  8. touch ./autorelabel
  9. exit
  10. reboot

 


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