RHEL 5 Root Password Change

I am running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 and need to change the root password via command line.  How do I do this?
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omarfaridCommented:
after login as root and from command line run

passwd
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dainokCommented:
If you have lost the password, you should reboot the system. During Grub splashscreen press ESC to stop the counter, select the right entry (it should be the top most), press e to edit and append a 1 to the kernel line. Now press b to boot. You should reach the prompt, type passwd to change the root password and then reboot.
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