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Old 03-06-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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what's root password for Knoppix

probably a basic question, but i couldn't find it anywhere... thanks
Old 03-06-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
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There usually isn't one. In a terminal just type:
su -
Old 03-06-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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ok, now I'm a noob trying to use this to backup files so i can restore my messed up Redhat 9. (post "Boot problems...")

i am trying to change my network settings to get filesharing going to put them on my other computer on the network, so I go to control panel and try to change it but it says i need to change to administrator, i leave the password area blank, and it says "incorrect password"

unfortunately, I don't know how to change the network settings through terminal, because I'm fairly new to this. Is there a way to change the network filesharing with a Windows XP computer through terminal. I typed what you said but same problems outside of terminal

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Old 03-06-2004, 05:02 PM   #4
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I'm not sure if this going to work but give it a try. Press ctrl-alt-fn, where fn is between 1 and 6. You'll be switched to text terminals. On one of those, you should see a prompt with #
you have root privilleges on this terminal. Now type
startx -- :1
with luck, this'll start kde for root (I'm not sure knoppix will allow this, though) where you'll have all the privilleges you need.
Old 03-06-2004, 06:15 PM   #5
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In the menu in Knoppix, under KNOPPIX, I believe there is a shortcut to a Root Console.

You don't need the root password to use that one (at least on my Knoppix CD).
Old 03-06-2004, 11:39 PM   #6
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as an alternative try the following
on the console type
su -
you will become root, now change the password for root
type new password and you should be set.
Also by default I believe knoppix as password will do as well (not sure about this one though)


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