Root password not being recognized

For whatever reason, it is not authenticating on the rare occasions when I have to do su root for something. I've put in my root password correctly, I've even reset it in hopes that that would fix the problem, but when I put in the new password that I set, it's still not authenticating. I've made sure multiple times that it is correct. Am I missing something?

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@alonza1221 Do you experience the same issue when you type your password in as opposed to copying it from a password manager? Sometimes, there may be an extra space or unknown character causing the password check to fail.

Alternatively, you can add your limited user to the sudo user's group if you're switching to the root user to accomplish tasks that require sudo privileges.

Understanding the Sudo Linux Group and User


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