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Old 07-30-2003, 07:29 PM   #1
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Question Root password question


Ok I just installed Mandrake 9.1 yesterday. This is my first time really trying it today. I did not setup a root password and was wondering? Is there a way to set this password once mandrake is installed. Thank you.


 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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Login and type:
passwd root

it will ask you for a new password and for confirmation.
Done.

But it is not a good idea to use root account for everyday use. Instead add a user:
adduser username
passwd username

Enjoy
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick responce, that is what my friend told me and that I should set the password to protect it.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 07:58 PM   #4
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Login and type:
passwd root

it will ask you for a new password and for confirmation.
Done.

But it is not a good idea to use root account for everyday use. Instead add a user:
adduser username
passwd username

Enjoy
I did the above but I know I'm missing something. Do I have to open konsole and do this? and if so do I also type in login: and if so what do I type there, sorry totally lost here.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:06 PM   #5
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Of course you do this thru the console, how else are you able to type in commands?

Now you can logout from the system (type: exit) and login as a normal user. It usually looks like this:

Login: username
password: yourpassword
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
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Ignore the above, I had to type su at the console to be able to set root password...
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:12 PM   #7
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Of course you do this thru the console, how else are you able to type in commands?

Now you can logout from the system (type: exit) and login as a normal user. It usually looks like this:

Login: username
password: yourpassword

Not ignore you
I was not even sure what a console was untill 10 minutes ago. I found a good site here in your forum all about mandrake think I will WTFM before going any further
But it's great to know this forum is here.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:19 PM   #8
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In case you don't already know, here are some very usefull sites:

Linux Documentation Project
http://www.maththinking.com/boat/computerbooks.html - here you can find a lot of tutorials on almost everything.

Enjoy
 
  


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