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Old 08-03-2006, 02:07 PM   #1
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Password to Login?

I have installed distros of Pocket Linux on my old laptop along with Wolvix Linux. Either way, unlike DSL or Puppy Linux, these versions ask for a password upon booting up. I have no clue what the passwords or login names are and the internet has failed to give me an answer. I've tried "Administrator" without a password (Because I never made a password to begin with) but this has also failed me.

Does anyone know the default username and password?

I'm getting something like this:


wolving login: _
Password: _


Pocket gives me a nice GUI password prompt. I'd love to see more, but I'm a newb and do not understand much.

Anyway, a great thanks to whoever can help me.
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I can't find it on their site, but try user: root and no password.
Old 08-03-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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Sometimes the root password is simply "root". More often, they come up with no request for a password at all.

If installed on the HD, you can always boot from a live CD, go into filesystem for the distro in question, go to etc, and edit the "passwd" file.
Find this entry:
edit out the "x"---so it reads "root:: etc"

Now when you boot, it will not ask for a password.


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