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Old 04-14-2010, 10:03 AM   #1
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Need My Root Password - PLEASE HELP!!!

Hi all,

I have an Acer Aspire One with Linpus Linux Lite 1.0.21E and I cannot for the life of me get it to install any programmes because it keeps asking me for the root password, which I don't have and never did have!

I am only semi-computer literate when it comes to Linux as I was a Windows user previously...

Can anyone help me to reset the password? The reason I am trying to reinstall is because the netbook was recently repaired at Acer and they wiped all the programmes I had, Skype, Flash Player etc and I can't remember how I installed them the first tiem around, I just know it took me an age to do it!

Thanks for any help you can give!
Old 04-14-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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Which linux version is installed?
Did you tried sudo and your user password?
sudo command
To reset the password, take a look at

A good forum for acer aspire one:
Old 04-14-2010, 10:57 AM   #3
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From my limited reading, the advice has been to open a terminal, type in 'sudo su' and it will prompt you to change the root password.
Old 04-17-2010, 02:10 AM   #4
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How to Remove root password in Linux

to reset root password follow this step by step guide for removing root password

Hope you will able to remove root password
Old 04-17-2010, 06:33 AM   #5
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replace root passwd

The suggestion regarding RH commercial seems to assume you are on a server and are going back to a pervious kernel. This might work on a pc but what if you only had one kernel registarted?

Old 04-17-2010, 08:08 PM   #6
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Sudo su -
then you need to change the password for root. do this by typing

passwd root

and then enter your password
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