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Windows WSL - sudo password problem

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From: Khushboo S.
Date: Thu 14th May 2020, 2:45pm


So I forgot my Unix password and I tried following some solutions online. 


I used the above link to reset my password and it seems to have done the job but I 
need to install 'Make' and the command sudo asks password before installation. I 
enter the new password and it doesn't accept it. Does anyone have any ideas on this?

Windows WSL - sudo password problem

From: Christopher M.
Date: Fri 15th May 2020, 12:40pm


Just in case others are having a similar problem,  we fixed this by reseting the personal 
password, and then using the personal password when asked by sudo:

su root
<type in root's existing password>

passwd personalaccount
<type in new password>
<type in new password again>


sudo apt install make
<type in new personal password>
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