How to Set root Password of CentOS 7 Cloud Image (guestfish)


If you have an CentOS 6.5 or 7.0 installation and want to enable root access on a cloud image (guestfish), this article will show you how to do it. First, we need to create a new user account for root, and then set the password for that user. Next, we will create a template file for root to use when logging in to the cloud image. Finally, we will set the root password on the cloud image.

How to Set root Password of CentOS Cloud Image (guestfish)

If you want to Root CentOS Cloud Image (guestfish) using the command line, then the first step is to set a root password. To do this, you will need to use the following command:

# passwd

You will be prompted for a new root password. Make sure that you remember this password because you will need it later on to access the system root folder. Once you have set a root password, you can then proceed to perform other administrative tasks on your CentOS Cloud Image (guestfish).

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In this article, we are going to show you how to set root password of CentOS 7 Cloud Image (guestfish). This will allow you to login as root and manage your cloud image.


1. What is CentOS Cloud Image (guestfish)?
2. How to Set root Password of CentOS Cloud Image (guestfish)?

CentOS Cloud Image (guestfish) is a popular free open source software that allows users to create their own virtual machines, or “Cloud Images.” This image can then be used to create a virtual machine for use on any computing device, including laptops, workstations, and servers. When creating a new CentOS Cloud Image, the user is asked to set a root password. This password is essential for controlling access to the virtual machine’s files and settings. If the root password is not set, anyone who has access to the guestfish Cloud Image will be able to login as root and make changes without your permission.

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To set the root password of a CentOS Cloud Image, follow these steps:
1. Launch VirtualBox Manager on your computer.
2. Under the “Devices” tab, select the CentOS Cloud Image you want to manage.
3. Click “Settings” next to the image’s name.
4. Under “General,” click “Root Password.”
5. Type in a new password and confirm it

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