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Old 02-18-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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Question Not able to set root password upon installation of Slackware 11

Just installed Slackware 11.0 and it didn't give the option of setting a root password. Reinstalled completely and no root user found. How can this be resolved.
Old 02-18-2007, 02:27 AM   #2
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It should ask you during the installation. You are saying it didn't?
Old 02-18-2007, 02:40 AM   #3
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actually we were installing it with the xwindows and it didn't ask...we reinstalled with the xwindows and everything worked fine
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Well I don't use Slackware so I may don't know what exactly happened, but here is how you can set your root password:
1. Boot from a Live CD
2. mount your Linux installation to some directory (say /mnt/temp/ )
3. chroot /mnt/temp /bin/bash
4. passwd

exit and reboot into the linux partition.

Otherwise, if you have 'sudo' access:
1. sudo su
2. passwd


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