General :: Setting Root Password In Slackware 9

Jul 1, 2011

i booted into linux single mode thru lilo but i can't use any commands in slackware that changes the root account or user account using passwd root command

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Debian :: Root Login Without Setting Root Password

May 14, 2015

I edited fstab to automatically mount my windows data partition on boot, but I screwed it up by not specifying the file system type, however that is not the problem, I was able to fix that easily. The problem was that when it failed to mount the partition, Debian automatically entered root and I guess that is to be expected in order for me to fix it, but I never configured a root password and it just gave me full root access without asking any password, not even my user password. I though that was strange so I set the root password and sure thing it asked me for the root password this time without automatically logging into root....

I then tried to lock the root account to see if it will ask me for a password or not, it did but of course I wasn't able to login as root because it was locked now and I was left with no way to access the system. I had to fix fstab from a live cd so that I can login normally as the user....

I didn't know what to search for or if that is the expected behavior if you don't set root password during installation, but it just seemed a bit strange to automatically enter root when you specifically disable root login during installation...

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Ubuntu :: Install Mysql Without Setting Root Password

Dec 28, 2010

Is there any way i could install mysql without setting the password for the root account during installation? preferably using the command line.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Setting Root Password In Mysql?

Aug 19, 2011

Using 11.04, and just installed mysql 5.1.54 using synaptic

I was following the instructions here and the installation when fine,

except that I never got a screen to set the root password.

When I try to set the password using these instructions, following either

"If you have never set a root password for MySQL" $ mysqladmin -u root password NEWPASSWORD

OR, since the first method failed me, then: "However, if you want to change (or update) a root password, then you need to use following command" $ mysqladmin -u root -p'oldpassword' password newpass

Either way, it fails. Question:

1) why am I not being prompted to set a root password during installation?

2) what can I do now to fix this??

I am trying to learn Mysql, so don't presume I know anything about command syntax (cookbook instructions) For example, the first command above,I tried with with NEWPASSWORD in quotes, and then without. Likewise for the second command.

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Ubuntu :: Setting Root Password For Maintenance Shell - Failed

Aug 10, 2010

I'd like to keep root pw==sudo pw==user pw on a box with Code: $ lsb_release -ds Ubuntu 9.10 $ uname -rv 2.6.31-22-generic #61-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jul 28 02:02:56 UTC 2010 Just now it hung going to sleep, so I shutdown via BRS. On cold boot, HD mount failed and I got the prompt to hit Esc to goto maintenance shell. I did that, got the prompt for the root password, and entered my sudo.

That failed! though it has worked before ... but I changed my user password on that box recently, and I'm pretty sure I haven't needed to fsck between then and now. I'm wondering: What do I need to do to set my root pw? I was able to C-d out of the shell, and karmic took care of itself, but I'd prefer not to rely on that. Is there a way to make my root pw always equal my user pw? If so, is that a Very Bad Idea?

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Slackware :: Can't Create Root's Password During Setup

Jan 3, 2011

I download DVD ISO image of slackware 13.1. I check md5sum of the image. It is correct. I install the OS on my computer. During Setup, I can't create root's password. I try to input new password when prompt. And I retype the password for confirm. But the error show that "They don't match ; try again."

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Slackware :: Running Set Less As User Reveals Root Password?

Mar 26, 2011

When I run set | less as a user, my root password is displayed in the last line of rules.

*******<-----Root Password.


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General :: Mail Server : Reset The Password For It Using The Password Command From The Root Login?

Jul 23, 2009

I am an absolute Linux Beginner who is being required to do a bit of admin work because the boss just fired the old linux admin. Unfortunately, one of our employees cannot remember her password to her email account and as such I need to reset it on our linux server.What I want to check is that this email account is actually a linux user account and I simply will reset the password for it using the passwd command from the root login. Is that correct?

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General :: Did Not Find Any Option For Root Password For Root User In Ubuntu 9.10?

Mar 2, 2010

i used opensuse 11.1 ...there is option for root user to create password for root...but for ubuntu i did not find anything like how can i create root password....or how can i use root

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General :: CentOS / Sudo Doesn't Accept Root Password But Logging In As Root Works

Apr 9, 2010

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?

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General :: Forgot Root Password And How To Change The Password

Jul 2, 2010

i forgot root password and how to change the password

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OpenSUSE Install :: Root Password Not Set \ Wasn't Prompted To Set The Root Password?

Jun 25, 2010

When I installed the OS, I wasn't prompted to set the root password. Is this a bug, or did my install hose up?

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General :: Using SSH To Log Into A Non-root Account Using Root Password

Feb 10, 2010

I am trying to log into a server with a particular account. Let's say I don't know the password for that account. Can I do this using ssh? I am wondering if it is possible to do it in one command, instead of logging in as root and running su.

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General :: Setting The Password To Only Three Characters?

Feb 7, 2010

In Ubuntu 9.10 is there a way of setting the password to only three characters.If one goes to system, Preferences, About Me, the password can be reset, but it only lets you set it to eight characters, I would prefer three or less.

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General :: Default Password Setting In Cobbler

Oct 12, 2010

I cant understand how to sort out from this problem, while check the cobbler boot server, from the command cobbler check follwing error comes out , i dont understand how to fix it

1 : The default password used by the sample templates for newly installed machines (default_password_crypted in /etc/cobbler/settings) is still set to 'cobbler' and should be changed, try: "openssl passwd -1 -salt 'random-phrase-here' 'your-password-here'" to generate new one Restart cobblerd and then run 'cobbler sync' to apply changes.

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General :: Ssh Without A Password (setting Up Ssh Keys Doesn't Work)?

Mar 9, 2011

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?

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General :: Setting Read Permissions Of A Directory For Root User Only?

Mar 21, 2010

I'm using ubuntu 9.10. I used the command:

root@aduait-laptop:~# sudo chown -R root:root /media/104B-FF96/Private to set the permissions of Private folder for root but it is giving error:

root@aduait-laptop:~# sudo chown -R root:root /media/104B-FF96/Private
chown: changing ownership of `/media/104B-FF96/Private/5.jpg': Operation not permitted
chown: changing ownership of `/media/104B-FF96/Private/6.jpg': Operation not permitted
chown: changing ownership of `/media/104B-FF96/Private/7.jpg': Operation not permitted


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General :: How To Get Root Password / When Forgot It?

Jun 16, 2010

How can I get root passwd when I forgot it?

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General :: Installed Over Top Another Root Password?

Jun 10, 2010

Yesterday I re-installed Musix over top of another installation of Musix using the keep files option.I did this because after it froze last night it would boot up properly.I got that problem fixed and I still have all of my files and settings but I am having one problem now:root has a password and I can't guess what it is.

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General :: Reset The Root Password?

Apr 30, 2010

I am using openSUSE 11.1 and I've lost my root password.The following didn't worked :-

give parameters " 1"
press e
press b ...

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General :: How To Recover Root's Password

Aug 18, 2010

I'm trying do some tests about recover root's password but I'm having some problems.My OS used to do the test is fedora 12.I'm trying to boot with ubuntu 10.04 and trying to recover the rot's password.When I edit /etc/shadown and erase the password field, the system can't logging anymore, all the other users cann't logging anymore.

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General :: How Can Log In Under Username Using Root Password

Jan 12, 2010

How come I can log in under my username using root password? Where can I fix this? I am running Fedora 10.

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General :: What Is The Default Root Password For DSLinux?

Mar 17, 2010

What's the default root password in DSLinux, or in any Linux distribution?

I didn't set it.

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General :: Make Sudo Ask For The Root Password?

Jul 9, 2010

When I run sudo as a normal unprivileged user, it asks for my password, not the root password. That's often convenient, but it reduces the amount of information someone would have to have in order to run commands as root. So how can I make sudo ask for the root password instead of the invoking user's password? I know it'd be done with a line in /etc/sudoers, but I can never seem to properly parse the BNF grammar in the man page to figure out exactly what to write.

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General :: Root Password Is Not Working For Su In Terminal?

May 6, 2011

I'm using rhel 5, when i'm working in terminal first i typed su command and by mistake i entered copy command and some other characters, after realising i've made a mistake then i came out and continued with copy command in terminal.

after some time when i tried to login by using su and with password it says "incorrect password". So i logged out and entered root login for gui and it works well, but i'm not able to use the same password for su. can some one get around this issue?

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General :: How Can The Non-root Users Change Their Password

Jul 31, 2010

regarding the file permissions of /etc/passwd in fact it has permissions like rw-r--r--so it says others have only read only permissions but my questions is if others has read only permissions on /etc/passwd they are able to change their password i.e others are able to change their passwords then how it is possible.

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General :: Set Screen Resolution Without Root Password?

Mar 9, 2010

How could I set screen resolution without root password. try to change the resolution since the default resolution setting is only 800x600.

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General :: How To Invoke Wireless Without Root Password

Apr 3, 2010

Whenever I got to type the command below:

#iwconfig eth1 essid mynetwork key xxxxxxxx
#dhclient eth1

to use this command, i have to be in su or sudo. Is there a way I could allow all users to invoke these commands without the root password?? I try to make a file (, which consists the commands above, in /usr/local/bin/. Change the mode to 755 (chmod 755 however, it does not allow me to use this also.

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General :: Recover Root Password In Ubuntu 9.10?

Apr 17, 2010

i am using ubuntu 9.10...i want to know if there is any way to get root password...

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General :: Login To Root Without Password (ubuntu 8.04)?

Sep 4, 2010

When I try to do


sudo su root

The login is successful without prompting a password. This is dangerous. How am I going to avoid/disable this?

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