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RHEL 6 - Root Password Change (How To)

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RHEL 6 - Root Password Change (How To)

Hello,

I have a question in regards to the Root password reset. How does a newbie do it?

I'm trying to change the password and there's no "icon" for that.

When I go into terminal, it says I need to be logged into root.

Isn't the main account that I created, the root account?

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It's not like Windows. You create user accounts.

Try this

Open a terminal
Enter

su

(switch user)
Enter password if prompted

You are now logged in as root
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passwd root
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sudo passwd root

su
passwd root

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