Reset Centos 8 “root” password.

Oh no ! You have forgot or mistyped your root password on Centos 8 what do we do ?

Boot to the grub menu


Go to the line which beings with “kernal auto” press “CTRL+E” to go to the end of the line and insert rd.break, we then need to press “CTRL-X” to reboot into Centos 8

By default the mount points is mounted with read only access – we need to change this. We will need to remount sysroot with read and write privileges to do so we can run the below commands.

mount -o remount,rw /sysroot

We then need to chroot to the sysroot directory

chroot sysroot

Finally we reset the password using the below command.


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