How to change forgotten Root Password in XenServer

By Sujin Sam Mathews

change root password Xenserver

Reboot the server and wait for the Grub screen.

Once the Grub screen materializes immediately press the button “e” to enter edit mode.

change forgotten Root Password in XenServer
change forgotten Root Password in XenServer

Replace the highlighted portion with the below text as shown in the next image. Even if the surrounding contents appear different it should be ok.

rw init=/sysroot/bin/sh

guide to change forgotten password in XenServer
guide to change forgotten password in XenServer

Once this change has been done, press “ctrl” and “X” together to boot into single-user mode.

Within the emergency, mode type the following.

chroot /sysroot

Followed by
Passwd

The passwd command will let us input the required password and have us confirm the same. Once completed, Reboot the server again from the Xen console and the newly resetted password must work like a charm.

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