How to set the root (su) password in Ubuntu ?

You may have noticed that you can’t login to root account on Ubuntu, this is because root doesn’t actually have a password set.

Type the following command:
sudo passwd

The following message will appear:

[sudo] password for [username]: [Type your user password and press return]

After that another message will appear, the following:

Type new UNIX password: [Type the root password you want]

Now the last thing you need to do, the following:

Retype new UNIX password: [Retype the root password you chosen before]

That’s it!

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