Dumb question - forgotten root password

Tez binary_y2k2 at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Jul 26 13:29:43 UTC 2006

Dave Cannell wrote:
> I've forgotten my password for root (still getting used to this kubuntu
> stuff).  Is there any way to find out what it is or (alternatively)
> rebuild the system withOUT destroying what's already on there?
> Thanks, Dave
If you enabled root and forgot the password (silly you :-P ) then you
can reset it the same way you enabled root:
sudo passwd root

But you dont really need a root account activated as such, sudo can do
anything root can.


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