Super useful tip from my friend Roy
Roy Kim on Azure and Microsoft 365
You have a Windows 10 environment with WSL installed and are using a Ubuntu distribution. You forgot the password that was setup when you first setup Ubuntu. You need the password when you install software such as when doing apt install <software>.
So here’s how:
- Open windows command prompt.
wsl --user root
2. Change pasword for root
3. Alternatively, change password for a specific user
Hope this helps.