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Old 01-28-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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I have installed Knoppix 6.2 / 6.4 on my H/D. I am being asked for a user password,

I have installed Knoppix 6.2/6.4 , on the whole hard drive, when i want to change , e.g. my location from America to u.k. i am being asked for a user password. On install there were no menus to put these passwords, unlike Ubuntu, which i am using at the moment, in and location etc. once installed there is the Knoppix menu to add a root password, no problem, but when i put the root password in, on user password ,it wont accept this.
I very kindly ask, for a solution to this problem.
Thank you
Gerry very newbie
Old 01-28-2011, 05:48 PM   #2
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Q: What is the root password?

A: There is none; all passwords are locked/scrambled by default; you set one yourself for those situations which call for it. You can set the root password by going to Knoppix Menu->Root Shell and typing "passwd", then entering a root password. In Version 5.0.1 you can also go to Knoppix Menu -> Configure -> Set password for root. There are several sections you can read dealing with this subject in KNOPPIX/README_Security.txt. You can also type "sudo su" or "sudo -s" in any console window, or use <ctr>-<alt>-F2 to get at the text console with already opened root shell.

However, in some older versions of Knoppix, if you type 'sudo -s', it will ask for a password. If you simply press return without entering anything, it will tell you 'Authentication Failed."
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