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Old 05-03-2003, 10:24 AM   #1
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What is root's password in knoppix?

I tried a "blank" by just pressing return, but know luck. I've tried knoppix and linux, a no go.

How can one "su" in a console in X on knoppix?

I am aware that CTRL ALT F2-F4 or root console's, however I want to be able to su in an xterm.

Old 05-03-2003, 12:37 PM   #2
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According to the Knoppix FAQ, there is none. But there are ways that are left as an excersize for the student.

Hint: Search forum for the term "knoppix" as someone was discussing that a day or two ago.
Old 05-03-2003, 01:06 PM   #3
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I have never used knoppix but have you tried dropping to single user mode and running "passwd root" to set a new one?
Old 05-03-2003, 01:51 PM   #4
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Hi all,

all you have to do is to launch the console and type in it :
sudo su

That's it, you're root.
Old 05-03-2003, 08:55 PM   #5
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ctrl+alt+f4 will take you to text mode, then just type "passwd", type in the new root password.

Then just ctrl+alt+f5 to graphic mode
Old 05-04-2003, 02:57 AM   #6
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Thank you everyone for your responses. Next time I have knoppix up for a demo, I'll be sure to give them a try.

Old 06-23-2003, 03:18 AM   #7
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Holy smokes, MC asked a question!



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