Forgot root password!!

Hi Guys,

I am looking into a scenario, where if one does not have a backup admin account and forgets his root password?
Is there any way of recovery or is everything lost forever?

Any pointers?
Any help?


Check out this Knowledge Base article;

HI *,

while I know what happens, it sure does sound weird to read “Note: If you selected Rescue System, select your keyboard language and then a Rescue Login prompt should appear. Login as [FONT=Courier New]root[/FONT].” in an article about what to do when you cannot login as root (due to a lost password) :smiley:


PS: For anyone who hasn’t had a chance to test themselves: The rescue system’s root account is not secured by password.

Thank you!
This helps, will test it and post an update.