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I am trying to install oracle 12c on my virtualbox oracle linux 6.5. I ran the command oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall , which created a user oracle . But I can't seem to login to the user cause I don't know the password. What is the password ?

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    Become the root user ("su -") and then issue the command "passwd oracle" - you will be prompted for a new password. – Vérace Sep 20 '14 at 11:30
  • This should be the right answer – Noah Martin Apr 3 '17 at 10:24
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The oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall package includes a bash script that creates the oracle user, if not already existing, using the useradd command.

In this case in log file /var/log/oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall/results/orakernel.log you should see this entry:

Please set password for oracle user

You can run the following command as root to assign a password:

# passwd oracle

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