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Change root password in Linpus

Linpus asks you to input the root password on the first boot. in order to change this password open up a terminal (Alt-F2 and enter xterm into the dialog that appears) then run “sudo su” to change to root user and use the command “passwd” to change your password.

A note to people who dont use linux that often, after you run the command to change the password it will ask you to input the password twice, while you type the password nothing will change in the console, no dots or words appear as you type. This is standard procedure, just input your password normally.

  1. Pete N
    January 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Well i got my grandaughters acer aspire one here with a dead firefox no proper user setup and very poor acces to do anything with it not done anything with xfce before can it do multiple virtual desktops the KDE way

  2. Jack Allen
    April 13, 2012 at 12:42 am

    April 13, 2012
    Brilliant!!! After a day of trying different fixes, not understanding them and getting nowhere, I changed my password in five minutes after reading the above information. So clear, so concise, so simple. Many thanks!!!

  3. March 9, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Great tip

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