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I think you're mixing up some things here. su stands for switch user and is used to switch from one to any other user of the system, like su jerry. If you do not specify any user, you are going to switch to the root or administrator. So the password it is asking for is the root or administrator password.

Anyway, reading your answers you probably didn't set your root user as separate user during te installation process, but just used your user account with administration privileges (your user is part of the wheel group). Therefor you do not have a password for root but need to use sudo following by the command you want to execute, like sudo dnf update.

Note: you can still create a root user as admin if you like, you don't need to do that only during installation.