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In a terminal, type "passwd" and change your password to something new and write it down. This is the password for your user account.

Also type "passwd root" and give the root account a different password and write that one down.

When you use `sudo` and are prompted for a password, use your user account password. If that doesn't work, you'll need to log in as root, or, `su`, and add your username to a group that has permission to use `sudo`. Consult the manual for sudo, `man sudo`.


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forgot sudo password - by 20 jason20 - 09-19-2020, 11:14 AM
RE: forgot sudo password - by Arwen - 09-19-2020, 07:02 PM
RE: forgot sudo password - by Doodenheimer - 09-26-2020, 04:38 PM
RE: forgot sudo password - by KC9UDX - 09-26-2020, 05:21 PM
RE: forgot sudo password - by Doodenheimer - 09-26-2020, 05:39 PM
RE: forgot sudo password - by KC9UDX - 09-26-2020, 06:54 PM
RE: forgot sudo password - by Doodenheimer - 09-26-2020, 07:15 PM
RE: forgot sudo password - by KC9UDX - 09-26-2020, 07:29 PM

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