reset root password via rescue mode

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In this article, we are going to reset root password via rescue mode.

boot the server in rescue mode and run the below command.

fdisk -l

Then find the disk partition and mount it

mount /dev/xvda1 /mnt

/dev/xvda1 will be shown when you type fdisk -l
/mnt is just a temporary mounting location

chroot /mnt /bin/bash

Then run the below command to reset your REAL ROOT password

passwd root

and reset it.


Then you will have to unmount the temporary partition using the following command;

umount /mnt

And finally reboot the server;