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Re: [opensuse] Root's password
  • From: Dale Roblin <daler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:05:01 +0200
  • Message-id: <45FE8A7D.8090601@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Basil Chupin wrote:
> 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.
>
> I would like to change my (root) password. Can this be done? Or do I
> need to reinstall the whole sheebang?
>
> Cheers.
>
Hello,

Provided you know the current root password, login as root; type
"passwd" and the system will prompt you for a new password.

HTH

-dale

 


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