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How to change/set default root password

Open Terminal app and run:

sudo su

type in your user account password and hit ENTER. You are now in superuser (root) mode. You can recognize this by looking at the terminal prompt. Before entering root terminal your prompt looks something like this:


and after:


To change root password run:


You will get Enter new UNIX password: prompt, type your desired password (it will not be echoed) and press ENTER, then type it in again to confirm. Your new root password is now set.

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