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Re: [opensuse] Root's password
  • From: Adam Tauno Williams <adamtaunowilliams@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:00:00 -0400
  • Message-id: <1174309200.4400.0.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >> The manual seems to indicate that once the password for the root has 
> >> been fed into the system during installation then it cannot be changed 
> >> by any means.
> > Then it needs rewritten or you didn't read it right.
> >> I would like to change my (root) password. Can this be done? Or do I 
> >> need to reinstall the whole sheebang
> > logged in as root type passwd that's all there is to it.
> Thank you.
> I guess I should do 'passwd <new_password>', yes?

No, just "passwd",  you will be prompted.

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