In the OpenSUSE control center I’ve only been able to change the user password. Thanks for your help.
I think you have to be root to be able to change the root password.
Easiest way I know is to open a console and enter:
su - (and enter root password)
edit: When using YaST’s user manager set the view filter to system users. Then you will see root listed along with the other system accounts.
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You mean the ‘root’ password? Login as ‘root’ and use the Control
Center. Otherwise become root (‘su’) and then type ‘passwd’ from the
| In the OpenSUSE control center I’ve only been able to change the user
| password. Thanks for your help.
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if you have forgotten root password, then the above commands don’t work, in which case you need to look here
Howto: Reset Lost Root Password - SuSE Linux Forums
but if you know the password, then the above commands will work. remember you never will need to log in as root as a user.
Just got myself a new 64 character root password (using the terminal/console). Can’t wait to get my hands on the v11… Thanks again.
Here’s Novell’s take on the special case of the lost root password:
How To: Recover the Linux root password