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Old 05-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #1
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How do I make a root password?


Hi,

I have CentOS 6.3/Firefox/pre-made virtual machine. It installs without a root password so my question is - How do I make a root password? I've done this before but can't remember how to do it.
 
Old 05-10-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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Code:
$ sudo su -
Then:

Code:
passwd
Or

Code:
sudo passwd root
 
Old 05-10-2013, 11:16 PM   #3
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Code:
$ sudo su -
Then:

Code:
passwd
Or

Code:
sudo passwd root
Your a legend, Thankyou
 
Old 05-11-2013, 01:31 PM   #4
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CentOS dose NOT use "sudo" by default
It is not set up by default ( might not even be installed )

and during the install it DOSE force you to make a root account and a root password
Then on the very first boot it runs you through the first set up
where you make a required "normal user" account, set the time zone.
 
Old 05-20-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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CentOS dose NOT use "sudo" by default
It is not set up by default ( might not even be installed )

and during the install it DOSE force you to make a root account and a root password
Then on the very first boot it runs you through the first set up
where you make a required "normal user" account, set the time zone.
It is CentOS 6.3 with Firefox in a pre-made virtual machine. Apparently CentOS and Firefox combined forces to make a pre-made virtual machine with A/V protected browser (or something to that effect) and it doesn't ask to setup root password during install.

This one here: http://browser.shell.tor.hu/

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