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pinniewooh 09-29-2004 07:27 AM

Suse 9.1 Incorrect root password directly after install
I installed suse 9.1 Personal on my Fujitsu siemens laptop, and during the install i was aksed to enter a root password, i did, wrote it down.

Then way the install was complete and i booted into kde, i wanted to change some settings, suse asked me to enter root password, i did.
A dialog tells me i entered the wrong password. I DIDNT.

Tried to install suse twice, same thing, i enter the correct password, but suse tells me it is wrong.

Anyone had this problem?

trevelluk 09-29-2004 07:32 AM

OK, try the obvious first. Remember that passwords are case sensitive. If that isn't your problem then I don't know what's going on.

m00t00 09-29-2004 07:36 AM

first, try what trevelluk said. if that still doenst work, download a live cd, such as knoppix, slax, damn small linux, or devil linux, and boot off that. when it boots mount the partition that SuSE is on, and edit the /etc/shadow

pinniewooh 09-29-2004 08:04 AM

i dont think it is the case sensetive problem.

can you please give some more info about the /etc/shadow
is the file self-explaning ?

And yes, i´m a newbie....

tefal 09-29-2004 10:55 AM

One thing to remember:

When you install SUSE 9.1, the default maximum length of passwords is 8 chars. Try using the first eight of them if it is set to more than that.


KenCo 10-01-2004 01:04 AM

check keyboard for proper characters, open a word app., type the password and see if it comes out correct. (my thinkpad had a prob. w/ that, had to reconfig. keyboard type)

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