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Old 09-12-2008, 02:54 AM   #1
cherith.brook
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Accessing Knoppix as Root user


I need to access knoppix as root user on a knoppix hard drive installation.All I get is "permission denied" and I want to configure wvdialconf to enable dialup, I also want to access "Gparted" and need root privledges to do that too.How do I achieve this please.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 03:14 AM   #2
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On Knoppix hard drive installation, the root login is disabled by default for security reasons (as in Ubuntu). Most likely you have to enable your normal user as sudoer and use sudo for administrative tasks. More information, here.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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$ su -
# passwd
 
Old 09-12-2008, 07:56 PM   #4
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enabling root password

Thank you.but how do I enable normal user as sudoer please.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 01:36 AM   #5
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There is only one way:

$ su -
# visudo

Read the comments and follow them.
You will need to know how to use vi.
 
  


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