I just got a dedicated server with ubuntu 14.04 on it. I haven't received root details in my server info email, but instead for a different user. So I wanted root access and tried to change the password.
sudo -i passwd
sudo passwd root
And I entered my new root password, but when I try to login as root I still get denied access.
If anybody can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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