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Old 04-01-2004, 10:09 PM   #1
divsky
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Changing the root password


Must've been going through the installation too fast because somehow in the Mandrake 10.0 installation I never set my root password! The password now is just.. nothing. No characters, just press enter.

Obviously I really need to change the root password. How do I do this?
 
Old 04-01-2004, 10:31 PM   #2
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in the terminal type:

#passwd
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:34 AM   #3
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login as root

once in, just type
passwd

which will prompt you to type in a new password. That's it.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 03:24 AM   #4
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yes u shud hav asked me that Q, lol. jus kidding even i m a newbie. jus type passwd, in the terminal. hey ur lucky u dont hav any password, so there is no need to remember that, u can easily put in the password.

for me i had forgotten the root password. things werent as easy for me as they are for u sir.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 11:02 PM   #5
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I think all things are now fine with you Aman.
 
  


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