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Access Single User Mode - Reset Root Password in Linux

by sanaahaarika6503 months ago
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For resetting the root password of the server there will be a need to boot into a single user mode. Accessing the manage section of the server in the customer portal and then following these steps. The option depends on the bootloader version of the machine: If you are looking for the best web hosting india then you can go with HostingRaja. Who is India's #1 hosting provider with amazing features, and discounts.

 

CentOS 6

  • Clicking the [View Cosole] for accessing the console and then click the send CTRL+ALT+DEL button on the top right. You will also be able to click the RESTART for restarting the server. The option depends on the bootloader version on the machine.
  • After clicking it you will be able to see the GRUB boot prompt which will tell you to press any of the keys, you will only be having few seconds for pressing a key for stopping the automated booting process.

 

CentOS 7

Click on the [View Console] for accessing the console and then click the send CTRL + ALT + DEL button which is on the top right. You will also be able to click the [RESTART] for restarting the server.

  • As soon as the boot process starts press ESC for bringing up the GRUB boot prompt. You might need to turn the system off from the control panel then back on the reach for the GRUB prompt.

 

Debian, Ubuntu

Click on the [View Console] for accessing the console and then clicking on the send CTRL+ALT+DEL button on the top right. You can also click on the [RESTART] for restarting the server.

  • Once the boot process starts, you need to press the ESC for bringing up the GRUB boot prompt. You will have to turn off the system from the control panel and then back on to reach the GRUB boot prompt.

 

CoreOS

CoreOS by default uses an SSH key authentication. At HostingRaja the root user as well as the password will be created. If an SSH key will be selected while creating the VPS, then this SSH key will be used to login as the user “core”.

If you have lost the SSH key, then you will be able to login as the “core” user by editing the grub loader. Some of the steps to be followed are:

  • Clicking on the [View Console] for accessing the console and then clicking on the send ctrl+alt+del button on the top right corner. You will also be able to restart the server.
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