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  1. #1
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    Default Root password reset

    Hi,

    I wondering how to set my root password permanent ? I used passwd to change my root password. But every time when my VPS was rebooted. The root password will reset back to the default one.

    Any ideas ?

    Best Regards

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    It sounds like you're on a XEN vps (this is a known issue with them -- I'm not sure if VPSlink considers this issue 'broken' though.)

    Two things:

    If you reboot your VPS from within the VPS instead of from my.vpslink.com (that is, through ssh using the reboot command as root) your password shouldn't reset to the default password for your account.

    To change the password, if it's even possible, you'd need to open a support ticket. At least with both of my XEN's there's no way to do it from the vpslink control panel.

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    Yeah, I am on a XEN vps. What you pointed out is 100% correct. Only if I use the control panel to reboot then it will reset back to default root password.

    Well, if this is a common issue then I just leave it alone. As long as it is not an intrusion behavior.

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    You should be able to use the Console Access to reset the password.
    Note: my views are my own and do not reflect those of VPSLink

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    Hello,

    This is another way you can change \ set your root password
    fixya.com/support/t879022-ubuntu_change_root_password

    They have plenty of other Ubuntu info so i'm sure you'll find what your looking 4.

    Ciao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy View Post
    Hello,

    This is another way you can change \ set your root password
    fixya.com/support/t879022-ubuntu_change_root_password

    They have plenty of other Ubuntu info so i'm sure you'll find what your looking 4.

    Ciao.
    this has nothing to do with the fact that there is a root password built into a hypervisor, one that has complete control of the kernel, would it?

    I REALLY need to figure out how to stop the madness with the stuped "pseudoroot" user built into the control center.

    i want to change the password NOW

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    @MattMiller: Addressed in your Stop the madnessssss thread.

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    How to get root password ?






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    Quote Originally Posted by piyushgrace View Post
    How to get root password ?
    Its not possible to get your current root password from the control panel, but you can reset it from there and then set it to anything you wish.
    Note: my views are my own and do not reflect those of VPSLink

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