Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-24-2008, 03:47 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
do not know root password

hi ,
experimenting with a bootable image disk.
asks me for ie. ferryparklogin and password !!.
any quick suggestions please.
Old 02-24-2008, 03:54 AM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: CentOS, OS X
Posts: 5,131

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Well where did you get it, and what exactly is it? The place where you got it ought to tell you the root password, if you should know it. Note that for example some live-cds don't tell you the root password, instead they usually grant you rights to use sudo, so instead of doing something logged in as root you can just as well issue "sudo somecommand" to run 'somecommand' as root.
Old 02-24-2008, 05:28 AM   #3
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: India
Distribution: Kubuntu, Archlinux, Suse, Gentoo, Mandrake
Posts: 370

Rep: Reputation: 30
You can do the magic
$ sudo su -
$ passwd
Old 02-24-2008, 06:12 AM   #4
Registered: Mar 2007
Location: Plymouth, UK
Distribution: Fedora Core, RHEL, Arch
Posts: 342

Rep: Reputation: 38
Other option is to boot in single user mode by going in grub and pressing the e button to edit the boot list, then pressing the e on the kernel line again and appending 1 to it

That way it will stay logged on as root



after that is done, type in

telinit 5
Old 02-24-2008, 02:46 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2008
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
excellent -tks. just a sample userful livecd to run x monitors for small net cafei am settingup. instead of win.
Old 02-24-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.9, Centos 7.3
Posts: 17,418

Rep: Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398Reputation: 2398
Sounds like you might be interested in this: and/or this .
Could save you a lot of work.
Old 04-09-2008, 01:30 PM   #7
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Brighton, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu Hardy, Ubuntu Jaunty, Eeebuntu, Debian, SME-Server
Posts: 1,213
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 83
Yes, use LTSP! It's the bomb! Easy to setup and install, and no major probs to overcome. You might need to source some software to lock down the desktop if you are in an internet cafe environment...


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How could normal user obtain root password or change root password ckamheng Debian 18 02-18-2009 11:28 PM
How to retrieve( or reset) root password in Mandrake Linux, as I forgot my password? Reghunath Linux - Software 4 05-08-2008 05:11 AM
Password Recovery in Edubuntu 7.04 - In Terminal, Root Login : su , password : ????? farhannaeem13 Linux - Security 3 11-30-2007 10:59 AM
How to set login and password and root password in suse 10.2 sirius57 SUSE / openSUSE 8 07-24-2007 10:51 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration