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    Issue to root account

    Hi,
    Can you help to the issue below, with Ubuntu 20.04?

    james@...$ adduser root
    adduser: Only root may add a user or group to the system.
    Last edited by peter-1984; August 25th, 2021 at 05:53 AM.

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    Re: Issue to root account

    Not really sure what you're trying to do but root already exists on your system.
    Perhaps this can help: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo


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    Last edited by deadflowr; August 25th, 2021 at 06:11 AM.
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    Re: Issue to root account

    The root user already exists so you can't make it.
    What are you trying to achieve here, please?

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    Re: Issue to root account

    Hi,
    I need to reset password of root. Can you help?

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    Re: Issue to root account

    If you read through the link that deadflowr gave you, you will, or should, find all you need to know about the root user.

    As others have said, root user is already present on your system but is not active and has no password set for use simply because it is not necessary. We will not teĺ you how to do this in this forum and if you need to ask how, I think you are probably not Linux savvy enough to do so.

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