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Old 08-20-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
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LFS LiveCD 6.2-5 root password


I am currently in the middle of my first LFS build, or rather, I am at the beginning (compiling gcc ATM). Anyway, I configured the user 'lfs' as suggested by the book, and switched to it. The problem now is that I forgot to set a root password before switching, and now I can't log into the LiveCDs root account anymore. I have googeled, and tried every possible root password I could think of.

So, could anyone give me the standard password to the LiveCD root account, so I have in case of need in the future? I know this question is really nooby, and the problem shouldn't have occurred, but I hope you can help me none the less.

- Findus
Old 08-20-2007, 10:16 AM   #2
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when as 'lfs' user, try typing
It should bring you back to the LFS virtual console. There you can type
passwd root
and set your root password. I had the same problem and never found out if there was a root password, but this worked nice. Hope it works for you.
Old 08-20-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thanks, that solved the problem

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