su passwd mangled

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sun Aug 8 14:44:03 UTC 2010

On Sunday, August 08, 2010, Brian Wootton wrote:
> Help, can anybody tell me how to reset my root password
> without having to re-install the OS. I've had the same su
> passwd for years and never change it, so I wonder how the
> system managed to screw mine up.
> brian

I believe you can just   

sudo passwd  root

from a terminal session  and then after entering your user pswd, just follow 
the prompts.

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