LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Incognito
User Name
Password
Incognito This forum is for the discussion of Incognito Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-28-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
larand54
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Gentoo - allways updated
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
what is the default password for root?


I'm trying to connect to the network but I don't get any ipaddress. So I'm stuck.

I feel I need to get root for a while... can anyone tell me?
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:11 AM   #2
ncsuapex
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Distribution: CentOS 2.6.18-53.1.4.el5
Posts: 770

Rep: Reputation: 43
You set it yourself when you install the OS. Assuming you're talking about Slackware(OS in your profile)
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:13 AM   #3
pixellany
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Annapolis, MD
Distribution: Arch/XFCE
Posts: 17,802

Rep: Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728Reputation: 728
In most systems, there is no default root password---you have to set it explicitly. You can always get to root by booting in single-user mode.

More generally, you need to tell us more about your system--in particular the kind of internet connection, your interface card (wireless or wired), static IP or dhcp, etc.
 
Old 12-28-2009, 08:26 AM   #4
larand54
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Distribution: Gentoo - allways updated
Posts: 8

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncsuapex View Post
You set it yourself when you install the OS. Assuming you're talking about Slackware(OS in your profile)
Oooh sorry, I need to update my profile. It was a long time ago I used slackware. Good distro, but I fellt in love with Gentoo and it's hard to leave.

This time however, I'm trying to run a live-cd of INCOGNITO. Normally I rarely have any problem with live-cd:s to connect to my network but this one refuses.

The connection between my network and Internet is a Gentoo-based server which acts mainly as a router and firewall. DHCP is maintained by dnsmasq and shouldn't be any problem here as I can understand.

The hardware I'm trying this time is a DELL Inspiron 6000 which normally works well with modern distros.

See now if you can help.

Maybe I should try booting in single-user, but I'm not sure if I can do that within a live-cd?
 
Old 12-29-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
anonym
Incognito Maintainer
 
Registered: Oct 2008
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 100

Rep: Reputation: 26
The root account is made inaccessible per default in Incognito. If you want it to be accessible (empty password), add "debugmode" to the kernel command line at the boot menu (press TAB when you've selected your language of choice).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whats the default root password E.M.P99 Linux - Newbie 3 03-14-2006 04:15 PM
default root password mmarkvillanueva Slackware - Installation 1 12-20-2005 10:05 PM
default root password tuxmanfromindia Ubuntu 4 10-12-2005 01:52 PM
Default root password thejazzman Linare 4 09-17-2004 02:46 PM
default root password shanenin Linux - Software 0 09-07-2004 09:27 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration