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Old 07-19-2008, 11:39 AM   #1
Revanvar
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Cool how to change the user name and root password.


im using linux ubuntu 8.04 and i want to change my password cuz my sister knows it and she uses my computer sometimes.

i can change the bios password and that would be fine but im just curious about how to change the user and root pass from ubuntu.

anyone knows if it is possible?
 
Old 07-19-2008, 11:44 AM   #2
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just run "passwd" to change your password. You can also use the users and groups widget in the system menu. note that there is no "root" password. They only password is YOUR password.
 
Old 07-19-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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You can change your password with passwd in a terminal.
(K)ubuntu uses sudo to provide root priviledges, so you don't need to change root's password.
The best idea might be
1] Change your password
2] Give your sister her own username and password by creating a user just for her
3] Do not allow your sister to use sudo (do not add her to the admin group)
 
  


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