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Old 03-27-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
katyelaine
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Root Password in pclinuxos kde 2010


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Is there a default password for root on pclinuxos? I didn't have an option to set the pw on reboot and it is no longer 'root'. I can't open the synaptic package manager or install wine without it, it seems.

It is an elementary question, but if you know please share.

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

Normally it should be root (found that on Google). If for any reason it's no longer that then you might try to reset it. You could try rhe procedure listed here in this post at LQ. Never used PCLinuxOS but if you're logged in as the only other user and you're in the sudoers list you could try providing your password or become root using
Code:
sudo su -
and typing your password. Once you're logged in as root in the terminal using the above command type
Code:
passwd
and provide the new password for root. Hope that helps. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 03-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

PCLinuxOS :

Use the boot option "failsafe" : You will come to a prompt : #
Type 'passwd' <Enter>, and then type your new password.

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Last edited by knudfl; 03-27-2011 at 03:17 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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Thank You

Thanks for both responses - they were quick! I tried sudo su passwd and got an funny (ha ha funny) error message reminding me that I am not an admin. I'm going to try the failsafe boot. Again, Thanks!!!
 
Old 03-28-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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Hello,

I've noticed that you added the word SOLVED to your original post indicating that you've found a solution to your problem. Can you please mark it as solved using the Thread Tools found in the bar right above your original post? That way it's marked using the forums facility. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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