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I have Fedora 10 and has root password, but does not know root user name.
If I give user name as "root" and provide password, fedora is giving error "Unable to authenticate user". This password works well for "su" !!
I tried user name "su", "master" and "root".
I tried seeing the "User and groups", and the root user name is "root" itself.
I think the main reason is not so much 'corrupted files' but security.
Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 06-25-2009 at 12:45 AM.