Photon OS, resetting root password.

This procedure can be done on all VMware appliances running Photon OS. #PasswordReset #Root

  • Reboot you appliance
  • After the Photon OS starts, press the e key to enter the GNU GRUB Edit Menu

  1. Locate the line that begins with the word Linux
  2. Append these entries to the end of the line: rw init=/bin/bash

  1. Press F10 to continue booting.
  2. On the root prompt, run the command:

mount -o remount,rw / 

  1. Next change root password by running the command:


  1. Unmount the filesystem by running this command:

umount /

  1. Reboot the applaince by running this command:

reboot -f


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