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Old 03-01-2005, 02:21 AM   #1
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How do I log in as the root?


How do you log in as the root user on knoppix 3.4? I am running a bootable disk and it just automatically signs in but I need to get on to an administrator account to get into some files on a half-dead windows xp drive. I've searched the help section but I cant seem to find anything.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:27 AM   #2
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Dunno if it will help you here but if u can do what u want to do thru the console, you can use su.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:28 AM   #3
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Also what is the password.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:29 AM   #4
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Dunno if it will help you here but if u can do what u want to do thru the console, you can use su.

ok thanks, ill try that.


Note that I am a NOOB with linux.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 02:31 AM   #5
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Same here!! See my post count? They are ALL question in this forum!!

For clarification, open up the Konsole and type
Code:
su
. No password is required whilst running Live.

Hope this helps

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Old 03-01-2005, 02:37 AM   #6
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Do I need to put in anything else? I just put in "su" on the konsole and it didnt do anything. Thanks for helping me out by the way
 
Old 03-01-2005, 03:05 AM   #7
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Nope, thats it. su and then ENTER.

No problem, I've been helped here so many times its nice to put something back!
 
Old 03-01-2005, 05:21 AM   #8
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If you're running Knoppix off CD you DON'T HAVE a root password. You don't have even a regular user password. That happens becuase a LiveCD like Knoppix does not touches your harddrive(s) unless you tell him to. So, it doesn't have where to store the passwords.
You will login as a regular user while the 'su' command gives you SuperUser (root that is) privileges. And yes, typing 'su' and pressing Enter is all you need to gain such privileges. If you'll pay attention, the command prompt looks something like "knoppix@tty1$" while after su-ing it looks like "root@tty1#".
 
  


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