I have Ubuntu installed on a Raspberry pi. I have a normal user pi, but I forgot the password. However, I do have root access.

How would I change pi's password using root?

  • How did you manage to install Ubuntu on the pi?
    – Mateo
    Nov 14, 2013 at 18:16
  • I did it long time ago. I remember: 1st, download the image and burn it into SD card. 2nd, plug in everything and power on then follow the configuration. 3rd, there is no 3rd. Nov 14, 2013 at 18:46
  • But what version? It is my understanding that Ubuntu changed long ago so that it no longer works on pi
    – Mateo
    Nov 14, 2013 at 18:50

2 Answers 2


Simply do :

passwd username

in your case passwd pi


Just open a terminal and type following command:

sudo passwd username

and hit Enter

It will ask you for passwords

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