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Just want to ask, if i change the password on the root user, is that going to automatically change the password to on the user account?

i found this link to change the root user

http://www.wikihow.com/Change-the-Root-Password-in-Linux

How do I change the user account password?

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As a user, you can change your own password in a terminal, using passwd. You will be asked for the current password and can then enter a new one.

On Ubuntu, there normally is no separate password for root. Instead, users with administrator privileges may use sudo to run commands as a super user.

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ok yea just saw this post http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/changing-password-of-specific-account-in-linux-com‌​mandline/ but still thanks for clarifying. –  Alisha Feb 21 at 0:55

To do it command line:

To change the root password:

sudo passwd

To change your user password:

passwd

To change other users password:

sudo passwd USERNAME

To do it GUI open the application User Accounts from the Dash and there you canchange password easily for all users unless the root

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