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UBUNTU 12.04 LTS. Please help

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Srikaanth, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Srikaanth

    Srikaanth Junior Member

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    I dual booted Ubuntu 12.04 along with Windows 7 yesterday. I can login to Ubuntu with my password . But when I use su or sudo command and enter the same password, I get "su: authentication failure"

    I need to fix this asap.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Srikaanth

    Srikaanth Junior Member

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    I'm not able to use "sudo passwd" to change the password as even sudo command won't accept my login password. it says "Sorry, try again"
     
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    Try reinstall?
     
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    Are you sure you are logged in as root? Run terminal as root maybe that should help
     
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    You have to set your Root password first, you can do that by typing "passwd", no need for "sudo passwd" I think you have to enter your current password aswell, or if you don't you don't I'm currently using windows, so I can't say exactly. Just type "passwd" enter your new passwords and it will work. I hope I helped.
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

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    On Ubuntu you don't log in as root. You need to sudo everything.

    To change the root password you need sudo passwd root