Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 04-01-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10.0 for AMD 64 and SuSE 9.0
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Changing the root password

Must've been going through the installation too fast because somehow in the Mandrake 10.0 installation I never set my root password! The password now is just.. nothing. No characters, just press enter.

Obviously I really need to change the root password. How do I do this?
Old 04-01-2004, 10:31 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Distribution: Currently FC3
Posts: 342

Rep: Reputation: 30
in the terminal type:

Old 04-02-2004, 01:34 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 1,305

Rep: Reputation: 45
login as root

once in, just type

which will prompt you to type in a new password. That's it.
Old 04-02-2004, 03:24 AM   #4
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: New York, USA
Distribution: Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
yes u shud hav asked me that Q, lol. jus kidding even i m a newbie. jus type passwd, in the terminal. hey ur lucky u dont hav any password, so there is no need to remember that, u can easily put in the password.

for me i had forgotten the root password. things werent as easy for me as they are for u sir.
Old 04-03-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: New Delhi, India
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 1,305

Rep: Reputation: 45
I think all things are now fine with you Aman.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Root Password Keeps Changing jameskilbane Linux - Security 4 10-14-2005 05:51 PM
changing root password Bombo Linux - Newbie 2 04-10-2005 11:42 PM
changing root password minm Linux - Newbie 9 08-31-2004 04:03 AM
Changing root password Gibby Mandriva 1 10-02-2003 11:38 PM
changing root password jamaso Linux - Newbie 1 12-25-2001 11:38 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:53 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration