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Linux Centos ver 5.6 -- Lost Root Password

Does anyone know how to recover the root password?  The last Admin left the company and will not give us the root password.
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abbright

8/22/2022 - Mon
maeltar

reboot into single user mode and use the passwd command
pilson66

on boot, in grub screen, hit "e", and edit kernel command line, add "init=/bin/bash", then boot
after boot, you will automatically enter in root permissions.
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abbright

If your grub configuration is password protected the mentioned commands to change to grub boot menu might not work.
In that case you an always boot using another boot CD of a Linux-Live-Distribution or Linux-Recovery-CD and then edit /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow by hand.
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