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MuSa
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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RH134 / RH199: RHEL9.0 Lab reset root password using rd.break not working

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I followed the steps in the document, but I was asked to give the root password.

Here is what I did:

1. On the Grub menu type e

2. Append rd.break to the end of the line starting with linux

3. Hit Ctrl+x

It boots to this:

Give root password for maintenance
(or press Control-D to continue):_

Any tips, please!?

root_pw_reset01.pngroot_pw_reset02.png

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Tracy_Baker
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Starfighter
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I'm not sure what you mean by "changed"... Those are the instructions that have been used since RHEL 7.0.

https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/recover-root-passwd

They will not work for RHEL 9.0

They will work for RHEL 8.x, 9.1, and 9.2.

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Guile
Cadet
Cadet
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I had this issue becouse the creation playbook has failed. After re-running the playbook it worked fine.

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AnaV
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Hi there,

None of the options indicated in this discussion works. Any chance someone would review the current RH134 9.0 lab and get it fixed?

AnaV
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Right, seems to work with init=/bin/sh. Good to know.

AnaV
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Well, not really.

/sysroot does not exists, ok, so I mounted /

chroot is not found

and then exit hungs the VM.

Chetan_Tiwary_
Moderator
Moderator
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@AnaV I have tried this exercise for the nth time succesfully - and did not face any issue since a long time now: simply followed the exercise as instructed and it went on smoothly : Are you selecting the resuce kernel boot loader entry and editing it ?

 Screenshot from 2024-05-08 22-43-46.png

once the server is up , I was able to login with the updated password :

Screenshot from 2024-05-08 22-54-13.png

Please raise a support case in case you are getting error even after follpwing the steps and our support team will help / guide you. 

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AnaV
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Ahhhh, You are so right! Thanks for testing this for me, I was not following the correct steps.

Apologies for wasting your time!

Chetan_Tiwary_
Moderator
Moderator
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no problem @AnaV ! Glad your issue was resolved. 

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