I used this command 'sudo passwd -d user' which I thought would just delete my regular users password but now I can't even log in as root. I've tried sudo -i and it doesn't work and I can't use root privileges. Hope someone can help. Thanks

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    Have you tried just pressing Enter when sudo prompts for your password? The command should have set your password to empty. – zwets Nov 26 '19 at 5:53
  • No, the terminal responds as if I'm entering the wrong password when I press enter. – podjv Nov 26 '19 at 15:02

I did find a solution to my problem. I booted into the Grub menu by continually pressing 'shift' when booting up then went to advanced options and loged in to root which didn't require a password. Then I simply changed my password for both sudo and my user by typing 'passwd' for sudo then 'passwd user' for my user and not I have system back to normal.

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