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Old 04-22-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
jbobevans
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new installation of freespire but no root password....can't install flash


I tried to follow directions to install flash player (or any other application for that matter) and could not log in as root or use the password command to change the root password. This is a fresh install of linspire (freespire) so i wouldn't know of anyone else's password existing. So, say you can give me a quick solution...afterward, how do i install flash if the file exists as /home/jevans/easyiso/flashplayer.tar.gz ?? Thank you- and I will try my best to learn the language and the protocol of linux...to think linux and not Windows....but one step at a time..
 
Old 04-22-2010, 03:08 AM   #2
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From the grub prompt you should be able to go to single user mode and change the root password. But that should not be required. You can use sudo for installing packages and use the password for the normal user you are logged in as when prompted.
 
  


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