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    I am looking to change my root password. I have tried several codes that I have found from this website, both of which did not do me any good. I need to use the method that provides a GUI. Is it possible to use the installation disk to make this change and then exit disk.
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    On Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:16:01 +0000, mike7757 wrote:

    > I am looking to change my root password. I have tried several codes that
    > I have found from this website, both of which did not do me any good. I
    > need to use the method that provides a GUI. Is it possible to use the
    > installation disk to make this change and then exit disk.


    Why do you need a GUI way to do it?

    Open a terminal window.

    su -

    Enter the old password

    Run 'passwd' and follow the instructions.

    Jim



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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:16:01 +0000, mike7757 wrote:

    > I am looking to change my root password. I have tried several codes that
    > I have found from this website, both of which did not do me any good. I
    > need to use the method that provides a GUI. Is it possible to use the
    > installation disk to make this change and then exit disk.


    Why do you need a GUI way to do it?

    Open a terminal window.

    su -

    Enter the old password

    Run 'passwd' and follow the instructions.

    Jim



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    On 2014-12-25 21:16, mike7757 wrote:
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    > I am looking to change my root password. I have tried several codes that
    > I have found from this website,


    link, please?

    > both of which did not do me any good. I
    > need to use the method that provides a GUI. Is it possible to use the
    > installation disk to make this change and then exit disk.


    If it has to be a GUI, then start YaST --> security and users --> user
    and groups management.

    However, Mr Root is not included, you are out of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2014-12-25 21:16, mike7757 wrote:
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    > I am looking to change my root password. I have tried several codes that
    > I have found from this website,


    link, please?

    > both of which did not do me any good. I
    > need to use the method that provides a GUI. Is it possible to use the
    > installation disk to make this change and then exit disk.


    If it has to be a GUI, then start YaST --> security and users --> user
    and groups management.

    However, Mr Root is not included, you are out of luck.

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    I found what I was looking for.

    It is possible to change root passw from yast2.

    open yast2

    go to Manage groups and users

    at tab users check the filter to show you System users instead of Local users
    search for root and click edit
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    On Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:36:01 +0000, mike7757 wrote:

    > Everyone here is comfortable using terminal, I however am not.


    I've just walked you through exactly what you need to do. While the
    terminal is less and less necessary, it's still a good thing to be
    familiar with and comfortable using, just in case.

    There are plenty of situations where you will want to drop to a terminal
    - say, for example, you launch a program and it crashes. If you launch
    it from the terminal, you'll probably get a message indicating why it
    crashed.

    Jim



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    On Thu, 25 Dec 2014 20:43:07 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > However, Mr Root is not included, you are out of luck.


    Set Filter -> System Users

    That lets you change root's password as well.

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    On 2014-12-25 23:16, mike7757 wrote:

    > at tab users check the filter to show you System users instead of


    I must be tired. I didn't see the filter button. I was looking at the
    bottom, expert options, not the top.

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    Default Re: change password

    Quote Originally Posted by mike7757 View Post
    open yast2

    go to Manage groups and users

    at tab users check the filter to show you System users instead of Local users
    search for root and click edit
    Thanks. I never knew that was there.

    However, I will probably never use it. Why use a complex GUI solution for something that is so easy at the command line? (I guess that's why I was never a fan of WIndows).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike7757 View Post
    Everyone here is comfortable using terminal, I however am not.
    If you want to use any Unix like system then using the shell is inevitable.
    Let say the X server refuses to start for whatever reason...Good luck with the GUI stuff
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