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In Ubuntu I have one normal user root1. And till now when I want to be a root I do:

root1@host:/home/root1$ sudo su
[ sudo ] password for roo1:

type password and I had:


but now I type a password and get


but without info about wrong password or any clue. If I put wrong password I obviously get info about that.

So What is wrong?

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migrated from May 13 '13 at 16:59

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when you use "sudo", you must type the user password (and not the root password)

And you need add this user in the sudoers list (execute visudo or edit /etc/sudoers)

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