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Posted on 2011-09-29
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if i change the root password - then su to another user and do su - it doesn't like the root password that i enter. i can't test the root password on the console
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How did you cahnge the root passwd?
$ su - root
# passwd root
# exit
should work
or
sudo passwd root
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by:lolaferrari
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passwd root to change it
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by:wesly_chen
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> change the root password - then su to another user and do su -
You need to logout root to release the credential after change the root password.
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by:asifbe
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first Change the root password then logout and login to get affect the changes, Now you can switch over to user and back to root
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