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Old 08-18-2004, 02:52 AM   #1
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Question just installed slackware 10 and now it won't recognize my root password


I have finally got slackware 10 installed on my 2nd HD. Took me awhile but i got the internet up and running with netconfig. but now I can't understand why it won't recognize my root password? I'm very knew to this and I'm sorry if this seems elementary.
Thank you for your time whoever responds.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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Do you mean you could previously run as root (setting things up, et cetera), and now you can't log in, "su" or anything else into root access? Have you done anything to the /etc/passwd or /etc/shadow files?
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:22 AM   #3
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yes before i could run as root and now it says Sorry. I don't think I did anything to change my password. All I have done so far is adduser.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 11:14 AM   #4
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Add yourself to the wheel group,look in /etc/group also you will have to reboot and log in as root.
 
Old 08-18-2004, 10:51 PM   #5
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thanks for the help guys. I just gave up and reinstalled slackware and it runs fine for now.
 
  


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