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Old 08-15-2003, 01:17 AM   #1
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root password for knoppix


HELP!!!
I just got knoppix 3.2. When I went to change some settings, I realized that I need the root pasword, but it came with the root pasword already set, does anyone know what it is??? I am desperate.

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Old 08-15-2003, 01:35 AM   #2
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Actually, CTRL ALT F2 to a console and type:
passwd
To change the root password as it's not set to anything specific, just encoded.

HTH

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damn I feel stupid
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Old 08-15-2003, 01:48 AM   #4
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I actually dont feel quite so stupid because it didnt work, it said " passwd: Authentication failure" what do I do now? Im hope less
 
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You have to type root:
passwd root

CTRL ALT F2 should bring up a console. This is a root console. From there you **should** be able to change root's password with:
passwd root



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