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ampex189 08-15-2003 12:17 AM

root password for knoppix
I just got knoppix 3.2. When I went to change some settings, I realized that I need the root pasword, but it came with the root pasword already set, does anyone know what it is??? I am desperate.


MasterC 08-15-2003 12:35 AM

Actually, CTRL ALT F2 to a console and type:
To change the root password as it's not set to anything specific, just encoded.



ampex189 08-15-2003 12:38 AM

damn I feel stupid

ampex189 08-15-2003 12:48 AM

I actually dont feel quite so stupid because it didnt work, it said " passwd: Authentication failure" what do I do now? Im hope less

MasterC 08-15-2003 01:38 AM


You have to type root:
passwd root

CTRL ALT F2 should bring up a console. This is a root console. From there you **should** be able to change root's password with:
passwd root



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