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Old 01-16-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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help me dsiable root password on opensuse


need help to disable root password on opensuse
 
Old 01-16-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
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need help to disable root password on opensuse
The question here is "WHY?" You do realize that even if you COULD do such a thing, it really isn't a good idea.

What are you trying to accomplish?
 
Old 01-16-2014, 04:48 PM   #3
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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Are you not able to log in as root?
 
Old 01-16-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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If you think about it, it is trivial to do... Just stick some random character in the password field...

Of course, if you do, you might need to keep a recovery disk around for making system changes, performing log file cleanups, fixing users files.

But it IS something reasonable to do for certain applications... Like a static router function, or a tablet/PC for children.

Nearly all system management functions can be handed off to sudo, even if doing so is a bit clumsy.
 
Old 01-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #6
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My understanding of the OP is that they want to disable the root password, not the root account. Meaning, no password is required to become root.

You'll be hard-pressed to find anybody who would advise, suggest, hint, or even help you do something so irresponsible.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 12:51 AM   #7
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Are you in fact asking about disabling root for remote logins?
You wouldn't necessarily need to disable local root access as well.

As per above qns, please supply more details.
 
Old 01-17-2014, 01:17 AM   #8
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An obvious question WHY ?
Do you know this could become a matter of life and death if can* be done!!!!
 
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Removing all passwords is what you are talking about. Yes, it is possible, but to do it you would have to replace several things:

1. remove all security from the system (giving anyone and everyone the ability to destroy the system).

2. remove all privacy from the system.

3. remove all accountability of actions.

4. remove all control of the system.

You may as well be using DOS.

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