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VCSA 6.5 recover OS root password?

Dear all,

I have upgraded my VCSA from 6.0 U2 to 6.5 and am unable to login to the Management GUI or the Cli with the root password provided during the upgrade.

I tried the tried and tested method of booting the appliance into single-user - but there seems to be no more GRUB boot loader where I can choose or edit the boot params.

Is there any other way that I have overlooked in order to reset the OS root password?

I have looked through the 6.5 documentation but to no avail.

- Many thanks, Peter

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RAJ_RAJ
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Hi ,

Once you rebooted and Photon screen comes , press e

You will get another console and from there press F2  , you can get grub > menu .

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RAJ_RAJ
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Hi,


I trued it slightly different, 2 changes:  rw init=/bin/bash -> rw init=/bin/bash panic=1 
reboot -f -> exit

You may refer below also

photon/photon-os-troubleshooting-guide.md at master · vmware/photon · GitHub



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