How to Change Root Password in Ubuntu

This video shows you how to change the forgotten Root password on the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system.

How to Change Root Password in Ubuntu

How to Reconfigure Root Password in Linux/Ubuntu

To change the forgotten Root pword:

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

Step 2: Restart your Ubuntu system.

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

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

Step 5: In the next window, press Enter on the Recovery Mode option.

Step 6: After opening the Recovery Mode, press Enter on the root option.

Step 7: At the command prompt, execute mount -o rw, remount / command.

➦ mount -o rw, remount /

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

➦ passwd (Username)

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

➦ sudo reboot

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