Whonix is password amnesiac?

Everytime I change my password on either workstation or gateway when I power it off and on again. It iwll revert to original default password: changeme. I’ve tried both virtualbox 6.1.6 and 6.1.10 and I’ve redownloaded and verified the ova file multiple times. What could be causing this? Thank you!

using amnesiac booting or persistent/normal booting?

what are the steps you are following to change your root password?

I am also interested this, and how to permanently change the password in persistent mode. Please advise.

Do other files created in home folder persist?

Do other files created in let’s say folder /etc persist?

Qubes-Whonix or Non-Qubes-Whonix?