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Old 06-12-2005, 06:00 AM   #1
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su password for knoppix 3.1


Hi, im new here and I've got a big problem!
(I'm from Austria and so my English isn't perfect and so, please don't wonder !)

Yesterday I found my old Knoppix 3.1 and I had to run it immediately. 5 Minutes later i recognized, that I can't get superuser access!

I tried: sudo su
Answer: knoppix is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

I tried: su
password: root
result: su: Authentication failure
Sorry.

I tried: su
password --> I tried all possible passwords which could be correct! Allways the
same error.

I searched for the answer in more than ....ähm.... (i don't really know how many forums i had visited, but I know that it might be a number of at least (!) 20) forums. Now I'm here and hope getting the answer for my problem! (Was that correct English? , i hope so!)

You Linux guys are really nice and i hope you can help me ot get out of that mess!


With best regards
eDonkey-Kong
 
Old 06-12-2005, 06:20 AM   #2
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Hello!

I'm not so familiar with Knoppix 3.1 (you should download one of the latest ones 3.8, 3.9), but if I remember correctly, there should be a knoppix menu in K-menu or next to K-menu. If you find the menu, there should be a root console or root shell button there. (I think it's the first one from the bottom) when you get that console you get immediate root access. If that doesn't work, try:

$sudo konsole
#

Hope it works!!!

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Old 06-12-2005, 10:53 AM   #3
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password is toor if I remember correctly.

Reagrds
Richard
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:27 AM   #4
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password is toor if I remember correctly.

Hmmm... can I get your box's ip? =P hahahaha. Just kidding.

Well, you really should take dinos advice and do:

Code:
$sudo konsole
That should give you root. Otherwise, maybe the password feild is empty (no password)?

-=-EDIT-=-

Wow! rkette, how do you know that the password should be toor for eDonkey-Kong machine?

--Abid Kazmi

Last edited by securehack; 06-12-2005 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:29 AM   #5
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I meant the default pass LMAO
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:29 AM   #6
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Oh, haha :P
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:56 AM   #7
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Wow thanks for your advices!

Hmm.... $sudo konsole ...... doesn't work!

However, I'll go and try 'toor'!


THANKS a lot!!!


eDonkey-Kong
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:58 AM   #8
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Oh, yea, are you typing in the "$" also?

Never change a running system! Believe me!

Nice =P

--Abid Kazmi
 
Old 06-12-2005, 12:41 PM   #9
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Knoppix root password:
There is none; in Knoppix LiveCD all passwords are locked by default.

You can set root password by going Knoppix Menu->Root Shell and typing "passwd", then enterting a root password, also there are several sections you can read dealing with this subject in KNOPPIX/README_Security.txt. You can also type "sudo su" or "sudo -s" in any console window, or use <ctr>-<alt>-F2 to get at the text console with already opened root shell.

Apparently, however, in some versions of Knoppix, if you type 'sudo -s', it will ask for a password. If you simply press return without entering anything, it will tell you 'Authentication Failed."
http://www.knoppix.net/oldwiki/?pid=273
 
Old 06-12-2005, 05:05 PM   #10
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That should give you root. Otherwise, maybe the password feild is empty (no password)?
=) --Abid Kazmi
 
  


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