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Is the administrative password different than the login password?

asked 2014-09-11 19:19:22 -0500

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I installed Fedora on dual boot with windows 7, I can login into Fedora 20 but when I try to get root access with my password it tells me that my password is incorrrect.

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When you installed it ask you to add root password and create a user account, if you use the same password for both it should be the same if you use different then you need to remember the root password you used, personally I advice to use diferent.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2014-09-11 23:20:47 -0500 )edit

Also note that if you made your user an admin, you can use sudo which requires your normal user's password. A root account is completely different and has a separate password.

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2014-09-12 02:18:12 -0500 )edit

First of all, a root accout not advised for normal uses. sudo is what meant for root access. But, if you still want to access root, you can reset the root password .

Jomoos gravatar imageJomoos ( 2014-09-12 02:27:11 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-04-28 16:58:27 -0500

As stated in the comments "When you installed it ask you to add root password and create a user account". Some better wording of the question would probably get you closer to the answer you want.

I doubt this is the case, because you can login. However, If you are saying sudo ... doesn't work, then you don't remember your own password.

If you are trying su root and get kicked out, then you used a different password during install.

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