Linux : How to set root password in Linux Mint


Tags : linux-mint sudo root-password

Alright, just a minor note for my own future reference. Just received my Dual Band USB Adapter today and encounter a minor program while trying to install the driver for Linux Mint. Apparently, by default in Linux Mint, you cannot su or sudo because the root password is not set!

I understand that this is for security reason, but there are times when ability to sudo a command can be very useful.

Therefore, in order to set the password for root in Linux Mint, please execute

  $sudo -i

and you will be prompted to set a password. This will be your root password, so remember it!

after this you should be able to su and sudo in Linux Mint again.

Hope this helps!

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Tags : linux-mint sudo root-password

By Adam Ng(黃武俊)

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