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Old 11-09-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
arul315
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Angry Neet to get root access on fedora 14


Recently I have installed FEDORA 14 genome on my toshiba sat. L510 laptop.
I am using windows 7 ultimate on the other end.
My laptop in working fine with both OS.
When I tried to install my mobile BB i.e. ZTE USB modem
We need 3 packages
1. usb_modswitch
2. usb_modswitch.data
3. wvdial

After that I tried to edit the /etc/wvdial.conf to put the
[Dialer cdma] details........
it asks for root access.
I have tried to gain it from terminal
used command

[localhost@arul]$su -l
login: root
password: arul315

which i have used throughout the installation.
stiil it says login invalid

I need to get it work
because i cannot edit any file from gedit and i cannot get on the net so for every tutorial which i want to see i need to reboot the system login to win 7 then save page as HTML return to Fedora and try to get it done

Still it fails
as i dont hav root access....
 
Old 11-09-2010, 07:06 AM   #2
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Its not your user password, it's the root password you defined on install: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ation-x86.html

* don't post your passwords here
 
Old 11-09-2010, 07:06 AM   #3
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Hi

Try:

Code:
$ su -
It won't prompt you for a username, but only the root password - if it still fails then it means the password you think belongs to root, actually is incorrect.

You can then boot into single user mode and change the lost root password - see this guide which will assist you in doing this.
 
Old 11-09-2010, 08:27 AM   #4
arul315
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fbobraga View Post
Its not your user password, it's the root password you defined on install: http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ation-x86.html

* don't post your passwords here

putting my password here wont make any difference
however that is my root password still its not working..........
 
Old 11-09-2010, 08:31 AM   #5
arul315
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Angry

Quote:
Originally Posted by alli_yas View Post
Hi

Try:

Code:
$ su -
It won't prompt you for a username, but only the root password - if it still fails then it means the password you think belongs to root, actually is incorrect.

You can then boot into single user mode and change the lost root password - see this guide which will assist you in doing this.
Got it and asap tried that as well
it gives me root access
however while editing files special wvdial.conf i m not able to do it....
say u dont hanve permissions...
 
Old 11-09-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
arul315
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THANK YOU GUYZ FOR YOUR REPLY
ISSUE IS SOLVED NOW
THE BEST THING I DID IS...
REINSTALLED THE GREAT FEDORA 14
and i have the root access now
however there is another issue i have whic i'll be posting in new thread
 
  


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