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manimozhi 05-06-2011 10:14 AM

about password recovery
 
hi good evening...
i'm using suse linux. its new one to me.without using any password i 'm using this linux.if i want to install a software it shows that the software is read only.i was used the guide to install the software but it ask me tat to give password in terminal.if i enter in to account setting to create a new password,it asked the old password.without the password the system was bootting.how can i set the password?

bigrigdriver 05-06-2011 11:04 AM

When installing packages in Suse, the system asks for the root user (system administrator) password, not the normal user's password. The system needs root permission to write files into directories that the normal user cannot write to.

So, if it's your computer, and you have the root password, just enter the root password to continue the installation of the package.

markush 05-06-2011 12:33 PM

If you didn't specify a root-password, there is none. You should just press the <ENTER> Button when there is asked for the old password.

Markus


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