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Old 04-14-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
lousurfer
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Need My Root Password - PLEASE HELP!!!


Hi all,

I have an Acer Aspire One with Linpus Linux Lite 1.0.21E and I cannot for the life of me get it to install any programmes because it keeps asking me for the root password, which I don't have and never did have!

I am only semi-computer literate when it comes to Linux as I was a Windows user previously...

Can anyone help me to reset the password? The reason I am trying to reinstall is because the netbook was recently repaired at Acer and they wiped all the programmes I had, Skype, Flash Player etc and I can't remember how I installed them the first tiem around, I just know it took me an age to do it!

Thanks for any help you can give!
 
Old 04-14-2010, 11:16 AM   #2
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Which linux version is installed?
Did you tried sudo and your user password?
Code:
sudo command
To reset the password, take a look at
http://www.linux.com/archive/forums/topic/2539

A good forum for acer aspire one:
http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/
 
Old 04-14-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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From my limited reading, the advice has been to open a terminal, type in 'sudo su' and it will prompt you to change the root password.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 03:10 AM   #4
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How to Remove root password in Linux

Hi
to reset root password follow this step by step guide for removing root password
http://computernetworkingnotes.com/r...t_password.htm


Hope you will able to remove root password
 
Old 04-17-2010, 07:33 AM   #5
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replace root passwd

The suggestion regarding RH commercial seems to assume you are on a server and are going back to a pervious kernel. This might work on a pc but what if you only had one kernel registarted?

Fred.
 
Old 04-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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Sudo su -
then you need to change the password for root. do this by typing

passwd root

and then enter your password
 
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