And is there a way to change the root name and password?
Mint doesn't have a root name and password because it doesn't have a root account (unless you have added one). However if you want to change your sudo password you can do so by opening a terminal and typing
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It will first ask you to enter your existing password and will then ask you to type a new password (twice in fact to make sure they match). Then the job is done.
It is impossible to change the name of 'root' to anything else afaik, but if you just want to change a user name then go into control centre/users and groups, add a new user, log in as the new user and delete the old one. It is not possible to change a user name or id whilst logged in as that user. The alternative is to use a live cd.
Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).