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Root password workstation

After reading and searching for hours without finding a solution
I’m posting the problem here

After changing the gateway default passwords ( no problems here)
i could not changing the root password for the workstation
< copy past konsole >

user@host:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for user:
root@host:/home/user# passwd
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
root@host:/home/user#

However it doesn’t change it all

< copy past konsole >

user@host:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for user:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for user:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for user:
Sorry, try again.
sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts
user@host:~$

For this example i choose a four character password , didn’t mistype this

How is this possible and how to fix?

The user password workstation was successfully changed

“sudo su” -> you became root. passwd -> you changed the password for the root user.

but not the password for user “user”. use “passwd user” for this.

You typed “sudo su” again -> it asked again for the password of user “user”, not “root”. Most likely it’s still the default password.

Also make sure keyboard layout is right and test typing in an editor first if all the characters you want to use match.

[quote=“Patrick, post:2, topic:859”]“sudo su” -> you became root. passwd -> you changed the password for the root user.

but not the password for user “user”. use “passwd user” for this.

You typed “sudo su” again -> it asked again for the password of user “user”, not “root”. Most likely it’s still the default password.

Also make sure keyboard layout is right and test typing in an editor first if all the characters you want to use match.[/quote]

Did checked it all, Did everything standard as described in the whonix document.
But i didnt remember the password, funny…

Then i reinstalled the workstation and this time it did " remember " the changed passwords

im not a noob however im also not a guru
But it is ok now

Thanks

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