22/10: Linux Compromised With 'root' Password Recovery?

I have been dabbling into Texas Instruments' Da Vinci DM6467 Digital Video Processing kits recently and consider myself a relative Linux n0ob, relative being the key word. :)

I used Red Hat 9 as the host workstation for booting the kits over NFS (Network File System). I had come back to working on it after a couple days and had forgotten 'root's' password I had set when I installed Red Hat 9 on the host system.

I looked around on the internet and found a solution to reset the password for user 'root'.

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