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Old 12-30-2002, 12:18 PM   #1
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Is it possable?


In Mandrake, is it poassable to login as root?
 
Old 12-30-2002, 12:43 PM   #2
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Yep, shouldn't have any problems logging in as root.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 02:34 PM   #3
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you should be able to log in as root in any linux distribution - unless you don't know the password...
 
Old 12-30-2002, 08:29 PM   #4
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Well, thats the odd thing. When I type in root as the username, I put in the password and it says wrong password. Yet when I login as me (borgkiller), when I go to mandrake control center, when it asks me for the root password, i put it in and it works.
 
Old 12-30-2002, 08:46 PM   #5
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Check your /etc/securetty file and make sure there is nothing keeping you from logging in as root there.

But my advise is you should never login as root until needed, usually su to root or only login like when it asks you for the password like in your case.

Its just a feature most likely by default with Mandrake to make your box more secure.
 
Old 12-31-2002, 01:47 AM   #6
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Borg, I must say I had the same problem when I installed Mandy9 for the first time.

I actually had to go in with rescue mode, remove the password placement holder (x) from the /etc/passwd file, and then login with root with no password. Then give him a new password with:
passwd

And that fixed it. Might just be a coincidence that both of us accidently entered the wrong pass, but it sounds like it might be some sort of bug in the install.

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