I just installed Fedora Core 13 on my notebook and on installation setup entered password for root as asked. Now I'd like to login as root in console with password I gave to the root, but it doesn't work. Neither am I as regular user in sudoers file.
I have winbind Active Directory authentication set up on my laptop. AD authentication works like a charm, passwords cache, etc. I can use sudo with no problem. However, I cannot use the root account -no matter what I set the root password to, the system will not take it. I also have a couple of normal system users (not winbind), and no matter what I set their passwords to, I cannot login.
I was trying to edit a file requiring root permissions, so I used sudo. I typed the root password and it failed. This happened three times, and the process was ended. I then logged in as root (su) and was able to navigate to the file and make changes as root. Am I missing something? How would I edit the sudoers file such that this password would work? Or is there another way to log in to the sudo group to make these changes? How do I set sudo passwords?
I've tried to ssh in as the root user w/o a password (RSA keys) but I've had no luck as the root user. I've tried the exact same commands with Debian 5 and Centos 5.5, without a problem. Fedora 13 and 14 won't work! I can only log in w/o a password as a normal user, never as the root user! It always asks for the password if I try as root. I've even tried copying Debian's and Centos's sshd_config file and restarting sshd, but it still won't work.
After installation of Debian 5.0.4 when a window is shown to type the root password, after I have typed it and press OK, window is closed and nothing happen. I have verified that root password is correct, also I have reinstall Debian, but nothing is changed. Is there something to enable?
I cannot log on. I don't know if this is related, I was setting up for remote desktop, setup a password for the remote session. After rebooting, my normal user and password do not work and my rdp password does not work.
I want to ssh, scp, git fetch, etc. without a password. I saw the previous questions, and closed ones regarding this issue, but the suggestion seems to be to use ssh keys. However, after setting up ssh keys, I am still asked for my password (it's not asking for my private key password; it's asking for my login password). How am I supposed to set this up so that it only uses my private key for authentication?
I tried installing lubuntu 'over' ubuntu, but am now locked out. Basically, the login screen loads, I've tried entering my username and password, but it doesn't work. I'm not really sure of my username as Ubuntu would automatically fill it in for me. But lubuntu isn't auto-loading my username, so I've been trying to enter all types of variations. I am 100% of my password though
I tried getting help at lubuntu's chat, but that's been kind of hard since there aren't that many people responding. The lubuntu people had me go into recovery mode (2.6.38-8 recovery) and so that would go smoothly. But when the screen of the options of resume, clean, dpkg, failsafex, etc, I cannot move the selector down. So basically, the orange selector is stuck at resume. Whenever I press the down key, the computer runs some lines, and I cannot go back to the list of options. The list is still visible, but can't select any of the options.
If I press the 'end' button, that executes something (probably the last option in the list), and I shut down the pc when it did that. The other arrow keys do nothing. The tab button manages to move the selector from the list to 'Ok' and 'Cancel.' But I cannot move the selector down.. TL;DR: I need to either get into recovery mode, or find a way to get my exact username lubuntu thinks it is.
My problem is that I cant "rewrite" older password to new. It looks like I do:
Changing password for user johny. New UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
all looks OK but after set up new password I can log in using OLD and NEW password. It's very unsecure for me. So in fact I cant change password and it looks like centos create next password to one accout and one account have more then one password... how can I prevent it? pls help me couse its very unsecure in my case.user looks in file shadow /etc/shadow like this:
I found this on Bee's website. For more info on this exploit there are links there:[URl]..All you have to do in Fedora 13 is enter the following lines in a shell as normal user:
I don't think this can be considered solely an "upstream" problem, because I first tried it in Arch using the same version of glibc, and the final command causes both gnome-terminal and xterm windows to disappear.
I recently was able to network 2 computers at home and I wanted to make my password more secure. When I try to edit my password via System>Administration>Users and Groups, it doesn't workI am able to edit my user settings. When I change my password I enter my old one and it accepts my new one. Problem is when I try to install programs, login and do other things it only accepts my old password. How can I change my password?
I have a Macbook 2,1 since 2007. Last week my hard drive just died, so I decided to replace it with a new one, no problems with that. The problem came when I had to install an operative system, because my DVD drive has been broken for a year and a half now. I know we can easily install MacOSX from an external usb drive, but I don't have a big enough pendrive at the moment. So I went for Ubuntu. I have managed to get an Ubuntu 10.10 live usb stick working like charm, if anyone is interested. I just downloaded the latest i386 iso and followed this advice by pxwpxw for the 32bit EFI.
The only thing I had to change in the boot.cfg was the name of the iso and -very important- changed initrd.gz for initrd.lz. The live usb works great. But I decided to do an installation on the hard drive. I installed it using the whole hard drive and didn't get any errors. But when I boot the macbook it doesn't detect anything. I guess I need an EFI bootloader or something to make it work. I've tried to follow this guide but it seems to be intended for someone who already has MacOSX and the Ubuntu installation working. I just want to install a bootloader or whatever I need from the "outside" (from the live usb I'm using). I tried to just throw reFit into the main hard drive's root folder but it doesn't work. I think that maybe creating an HFS+ partition and installing reFit in it may work, but I don't think I can create that kind of partition from the Ubuntu usb and I also need a working MacOSX to run the enable.sh. I've also read of elilo but I've seen that it hasn't been updated for 3 years
I got during my last year of high school, and I recently installed Fedora 11. During the installation, I misunderstood one of the questions, and set my root password as what I wanted my account password. I want to go in and change it, because it's pretty easy to figure out and has me feeling really vulnerable, but it won't let me. I went to System-Administration-Root Password, entered my password, and put in a new one, but it won't let me click Change Root Password. The button is faded out and unclickable. I've tried several different passwords, and triple-checked each to make sure I typed it in correctly, but it won't work.
I am trying to su from liveuser to root to run yum update. If I am not root, I get a message that says "need to be root to perform this command". I am logged in as liveuser. If I do an su root then it says that my password is invalid. Since I did not set up the root user, I do not know the password.
I have, on numerous times, tried to set up a wireless printer using CUPS. with each attempt it repeats a query asking for the username and password (root password). After entering both the window disappears, pauses and again repeats the same request. It appears that it will not accept the root password even though it works in other cases such as becoming a root user.
just installed fedora 15 on my dell inspiron mini 10. I used the livecd to install it to the harddrive with the wizard. I need to use the root account to get the yum to install the wifi drivers and such. i set the root password as "root01" the first time. it didnt work so i figured maybe i made a mistake. so i reinstalled it making sure i used "root01". it still doesnt work. anybody had this problem or heard of this problem before? i am under the impression that the passwd file could be recovered by using Grub to load it under a singleuser setting. however grub wasnt installed
I want to verify the root password. I am using rPath linux and my use case is like this: 1. There is screen in my application through which user can change the root user's password. He provides 2 information in the screen
i. existing password ii. new password
2. I use a shell script in the back end that uses the "passwd" command to do it. And it doesn't ask for the existing password. But, my business use case is if user enters wrong existing password, I should not reset the password and throw some error message. How do I verify the existing root user's password? And also keep in mind that I am already in that linux box (logged in as root). Also let me now if there is any smarter way of doing it other than "passwd" command.
how to find the root password when i have terminal with root access ie is there any way find out the root or any other users password when we have terminal with root as logged in. I just want to the present password of root or any user on that system and not want to change the password so is there any way using any scripts or software we can find out the present password.
I need to run a command in a terminal, but cannot get root. I can in "Add Software" to install, I know and tried all the passwords I know from the install, but no show.What can I do?I tried sudo password, then typed in the space, no letters appear, but no success.TO "sudo password" after putting is my password, my username comes up and it says I am not in sudoers file.My Laptop has only one user, I know as I tried switching for a test.
I'm trying to do a fresh F11 install on a Athlon 64 dual core 4 gigs ram, nvidia gforce 9400.I set the root password, when press next nothing happens. I press Ctrl+alt+ backspace and i see:Code:Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server: 1.0Then system halts and says its safe to reboot.