root password reset

how can i reset my linode root password i forget my existing password

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The steps to reset your compute instance's root password can be found in the following guide:

Keep in mind you will need to power down the compute instance in order to reset the root password.

Personally, I usually test/do my first connection attempt following root password resets via LISH (The Linode Shell):

It is Linode's browser-based console, and while not quite as "snappy" as some other consoles, it is good for troubleshooting and verifying simple stuff like this.

Hope that helps!



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