How to Change Root Password in Ubuntu

In this instructional video, you will learn how to reset the root password on your Ubuntu operating system in case you forget it. The steps will guide you through changing the password and regaining access to your system.

How to Reconfigure Root Password in Linux/Ubuntu

To change the forgotten Root password:

Step 1: If you have not installed Ubuntu before, please refer to the video below.

Step 2: Restart your Ubuntu system.

Step 3: Press the Shift key to open the GRUB menu.

Step 4: After opening the GRUB menu, press Enter in the Advanced options for Ubuntu.

Step 5: Press Enter on the Recovery Mode option in the next window.

Step 6: Press Enter on the root option after opening the Recovery Mode.

Step 7: Execute mount -o rw, remount / command at the command prompt.

➦ mount -o rw, remount /

Step 8: Specify the user name you want to change the root password and execute passwd (user name) on the console.

➦ passwd (Username)

Step 9: Type your new password and restart your PC by executing the sudo reboot command.

➦ sudo reboot

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