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Okay, I'm totally new at this. I need to get root access from the terminal inorder to enter some commands to get inbound telnet working. I assume I enter the command "login" and when I get the login prompt i type "root" and when I enter the password (same password that Red Hat ask me for in other places) it comes back as incorrect.
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
you forgot your root password? hmm, that's posted several times on this board how to recover the root password, and most of them involve telling lilo (or grub) to have your system boot into single user mode and then changing the password using passwd
then if you'r really bold you can leave a backdoor for your self incase you forget, and that is edit the /etc/sudoers file using visudo (do this as root of course) to allow yourself access to the shell as root then you can to use the passwd command for root
Well, I don't think I forgot the root password. If I go to the "System Settings" menu and then follow over to the "Security Level" menu, I then get asked for my "root" password. I enter it and it then allows me access.
However, if I pull up the Terminal and try to login in as root it says it's incorrect. Kind of strange. I would think they are one in the same, but I guess not.