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Old 08-27-2004, 10:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Default root password for Knoppix STD???

Hi when I try to install this RPM file it opens a shell and asks for the root password I tried leaving it blank but it said authentication failed. Can anyone please help me, I thought there was no default password for root because when I use "su" I am not asked for any authentication I can under root!
Old 08-27-2004, 11:13 AM   #2
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According to Knoppix STD website FAQ:

There is no root password. This is built into the default Knoppix distribution that STD is based on. If you need root access, you can:

1) run the command using 'sudo' (like 'sudo ifconfig eth0')
2) run the 'Root ATerm' option under the Xshells menu
3) hit ctrl-alt-f2 to switch to a different terminal. They are logged in with root access.
4) run the command 'rootme' (which is just a script that runs 'sudo su root'. It's just easier to type.)


You may want to "su -" before attempting to install the rpm.


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