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Old 02-24-2008, 03:47 AM   #1
dna1
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do not know root password


hi ,
experimenting with a bootable image disk.
asks me for ie. ferryparklogin and password !!.
any quick suggestions please.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 03:54 AM   #2
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Well where did you get it, and what exactly is it? The place where you got it ought to tell you the root password, if you should know it. Note that for example some live-cds don't tell you the root password, instead they usually grant you rights to use sudo, so instead of doing something logged in as root you can just as well issue "sudo somecommand" to run 'somecommand' as root.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 05:28 AM   #3
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You can do the magic
Code:
$ sudo su -
$ passwd
 
Old 02-24-2008, 06:12 AM   #4
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Other option is to boot in single user mode by going in grub and pressing the e button to edit the boot list, then pressing the e on the kernel line again and appending 1 to it

That way it will stay logged on as root

then

passwd

after that is done, type in

telinit 5
 
Old 02-24-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
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excellent -tks. just a sample userful livecd to run x monitors for small net cafei am settingup. instead of win.
 
Old 02-24-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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Sounds like you might be interested in this: http://www.ltsp.org/ and/or this http://k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page .
Could save you a lot of work.
 
Old 04-09-2008, 01:30 PM   #7
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Yes, use LTSP! It's the bomb! Easy to setup and install, and no major probs to overcome. You might need to source some software to lock down the desktop if you are in an internet cafe environment...
 
  


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