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RHEL 6 - Root Password Change (How To)
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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?

Thank you,
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from terminal:

su root
<enter root password>
passwd
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(08-08-2017, 03:56 PM)bjcheung77 Wrote: Isn't the main account that I created, the root account?

Your main account for normal use should definitely not be root.
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Also agree with this, but he asked a specific question.
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sure, but you seemed to have fielded that one fine on your own. i was making a separate point.
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Fair enough :-)
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