SUDO command keeps asking me for password and I´m typing the correct password

Bit-10101

Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2021
Messages
52
Reaction score
8
Credits
442
I´m using Linux for Windows (enable the feauter) Linux susbsytem for Windows.
So far so god, but then I´m trying execute sudo-apt-get update

I enter the password that I use for login with myAccount to my windows pc.
But linux promt keep telling med that´s the wrong password for myAccount.
Please see screenshot with the "question about myAcounts passsword"
Please dont correct me with ”you dont see your password in Linux promtp”, I´m aware of that
and I dont have caps lock enabled.

I really appreciate your answer, becuase Im a Window guy trying to learn more about Linux.


Skärmklipp.JPG

:)
Update:
Maybee myAccount has som strange character as %.?
But if thats the problem, how do I then change the password for myAccount in Linux?
 
Last edited:


arochester

Moderator
Staff member
Gold Supporter
Joined
Apr 25, 2017
Messages
1,619
Reaction score
1,292
Credits
3,004
Not usually the password used for login with myAccount unless you have specifically done that.


 

Alexzee

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 1, 2019
Messages
2,207
Reaction score
1,075
Credits
11,256
I don't use apt-get. Instead I just run:

Code:
sudo apt update

What Linux subsystem or distro are you running in your Windows environment?

To change your password in Linux, open the terminal and type:
Code:
passwd

It will ask you for your old password and than give you the chance to create a new password.

Make sure you write down your new password.
 
OP
B

Bit-10101

Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2021
Messages
52
Reaction score
8
Credits
442
I don't use apt-get. Instead I just run:

Code:
sudo apt update

What Linux subsystem or distro are you running in your Windows environment?

To change your password in Linux, open the terminal and type:
Code:
passwd

It will ask you for your old password and than give you the chance to create a new password.

Make sure you write down your new password.
According to this link: https://adamtheautomator.com/windows-subsystem-for-linux/
"..The fairy code-mother at Microsoft has decided to give you another option: The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). WSL makes running a Linux system alongside Windows so much easier, and more flexible"

-So WSL on Windows 10, right? or is it versions or anything else you refer to?
 
OP
B

Bit-10101

Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2021
Messages
52
Reaction score
8
Credits
442
$100 Digital Ocean Credit
Get a free VM to test out Linux!


Latest posts

Top