The way to reset the root password on centos7 is totally different to Centos 6. Let me show you how to reset root password in CentOS 7.

1 – In the boot grub menu select option to edit.

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2 – Select Option to edit (e).

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3 – Go to the line of Linux 16 and change ro with rw init=/sysroot/bin/sh.

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4 – Now press Control+x to start on single user mode.

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5 – Now access the system with this command.

chroot /sysroot

6 – Reset the password.

passwd root

7 – Update selinux information

touch /.autorelabel

8 – Exit chroot

exit

9 – Reboot your system

reboot

That’s it. Enjoy.

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