OpenSUSE Install :: Lost Admin (Root) Privilege Password
Feb 28, 2011
I'm new to Linux (had some basic Unix experience in 1995 era). (Teenager) gave me HP2133 mini notebook running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. Everything checks good (hardware and software), even wireless networking. Problem is she apparently created Admin/root password but says cannot remember. I cannot even set correct date time... yast is asking for root privilege:
Command: /sbin/yast2 time
Is there anything I can do to re-establish administrator privilege?
Currently as a part of an assignment I need to implement a reverse shell on a linux system. The system details are -Quote:Linux Kernal Version - 2.6Database - MySQLUsing web-server I could upload a php file which could execute the command on behalf of me. Now, I want to get root access so that I can get access to system's core files.My sample php file -
I'm using Debian Jessie Cinnamon right now. I've got 1 user account on my machine--fred--as well as root, of course. "fred" is an administrator, and many times that is enough for root priviledges, for example, I can install packages via apt or dpkg. However, I cannot access "Users and Groups", or install packages via GDebi, with my password. For that, I have to have the root password.
I know that it is possible to let the admin account handle everything and not even need root--for example, Mint and (I believe) Ubuntu do it this way. I don't know how, though.
Code: Select allgroups fred fred : fred cdrom floppy sudo audio dip video plugdev netdev lpadmin scanner bluetooth
I did disable the root account by Code: Select allsudo passwd -l root to see if it would make any change. Nothing different happened except that I now can't use GDebi or access "Users and Groups" since the root account and therefore password is inactivated. Not a big deal to get it back, though.
I try to install my printer again after reinstall ubuntu 9.04. ("downgraded from 9.10"). Instead of asking for the local-user-login password, as it does for other system changes, it asks for a root password that I never had. What happened? How can I set this right?I made a printscreen.
I just did a net install of Debian Jessie in VMWare Player. I very much enjoyed the install. I chose not to install a desktop. I set the root password as root. And the user as paul/paul. Now I cant login in root, it says I have the wrong password. How would you resolve this?
I want b able to recover or reset the password that i lost. I have ubunto installed with windows vista. I used the following link for guidance: [URL].. tried recovery mode in grub it always asks me the same thing:"Give root password for maintenance". I also tried to edit and boot the kernel unfortunately it did not work. So i never have a prompt, it still asks me for the password.
I have lost my password for my root and for my user account.
Code: Select alluser@debian:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure user@debian:~$ su Password: su: Authentication failure user@debian:~$ su
I have just installed a gust debian 8 on debian 8 host in virtualbox, and when i wonted too login as su/root on the host there where no login possible, is there a way to regain the root password for the host?
I have fresh install of SuSe11.2 64x My software updater applet tells me there are about 50 or so updates required. I check all and then click install, get prompted for admin password but then nothing happens except the software updater window closes and if I hover my mouse over the applet it tells me it is updating.
however hours later and nothing appears to have happened. If I click the updater applet all the selected updates still appear in the update window. I have added all the standard repos and have network connectivity. I'm a bit baffled here - it worked perfectly fine on my last 11.2 on the same machine.
When I started using Fedora (with Gnome) a week ago, I noticed a key symbol in the system tray, or however you call that in the linux world ;-). I can't remember what it was called, but it appeared after I loaded a program or administrative function that required root privileges. If I understand correctly there's a certain timeout after you put in the root password that allows you to run more than one program with elevated privileges so you don't have to put in the root password all the time. I remember reading somewhere that you can change that timeout. This key symbol basically was a "screw the timeout, i'm done being root".
This key symbol doesn't appear anymore though and I'd really like it back. I'm pretty sure, I didn't do anything to make it go away, as I didn't play around with any security settings.
It was a little tricky to search for this as I can't recall the actual name of this... key thingy..
Since i installed KDE 4.* Whenever I go to shutdown, I get the shutdown dialogue, I hit shutdown, it logs me off, shows some text on shutdown screen, and then opens up the GUI again, bringing up a small window, where It asks for the root password, in order to shutdown. If i don't give it the root password, it goes to the login screen.
I cannot, any way, command line, GUI, or anything, shutdown without providing a root password.
If I use the command shutdown now, as root, it logs me off and goes through an endless cycle of logging off, and then asking for root to shut down, and not shutting down (All on the CLI), and everytime i give it the password, it cancels shutdown and goes back to the prompt. I eventually have to pull the battery to kill it in that case..
I have tried chmoding the shutdown scripts to make it work, it doesn't.
I don't know that this post fits here, nor does it fit in "Applications." installing suse doesn't seem to give you the chance to name your computer. Now my computer is called "linux-0qvi" or something strange like that. I want to name my computer. Can I do this now without screwing things up??
Also, during install, there didn't seem to be an opportunity to make a separate root password. My first (and main user) account is now set up with admin rights, so I have to type in my account password every time I do something as root. Can I set a separate dedicated root password without screwing up my system?
This is my first thread ever to make on the linux forum, and I just began using linux Ubuntu Lucid for my server. Please bare with me because I think I am questioning such a basic question. How do you give sftp root privilege to user? I've made group "admin" and made 2 users under that group. Trying to upload a file onto a server using SFTP with one of the user and it fails and says "Permission denied."
I gave full sudo/root permission to the group "admin" from /usr/sbin/visudo I mainly use Tranmit4 but I also have filezilla. Or is there a way to run sudo command on either ftp client application?
I have a Suse 11.0 Server that has been running for a long time and I have not had to touch it, well I need to get into it today and I forgot the password. So I booted it up with the install disc and got into the rescue mode but I am not sure how or which system to mount to change the root password I tried sda and sda1 but it errored out with unknown system type
Whenever I start a browser, it asks me to enter my root password because of some pgp keyring issue. I set my password as standard in seahorse, but no change.
The Gnome3 interface sometimes lags very noticeably.
Packagekit constantly blocks my zypper use, and it won't shut down. Not even after I log out and log in again. I tried just removing everything related to packagekit, but that just breaks everything.
Searching for repositories is a pain and there are too many different ones and I never know which one is the latest and how these will be upgraded in the future. Zypper itself is awesome, everything else about package and repo management is not.
I can't uninstall applications properly. I remove them via zypper, and when I do a distro update they get added back in. (gnome games for example)
Whenever I install or search for anything in zypper, I get hundreds of these errors: GConf Error: Failed to contact configuration server; the most common cause is a missing or misconfigured D-Bus session bus daemon. See GConf configuration system for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: The connection is closed)..but it still finds something.
have managed to lock myself out of my root account...I just installed openSUSE 11.4, and during the install, I set the root password to be different then my regular user password. Both passwords I've used for a while and know backwards and forwards so it's not a case of simply forgetting a new password.The thing is, I managed to mis-type the root password wrong 2x in a row. I have tried all my passwords numerous times, with and without caps lock, I've tried su -, sudo and logging in directly as root. All to no avail. It always returns authentication failure.I know this is a worst case senario and am expecting that the easiest way to fix is just to reinstall (Not a big issue since I just installed) but I figured I would ask if anyone had a good way to fix this
I thought these were the same password?In-fact, they WERE the same password on the set-up I currently have.But now, weirdly, I can log in fine but I the exact same password is not using in order to perform admin tasks.I've tried a recovery mode, console, and then "password (username)" in order to reset the password.This does reset the password I need to use to log in, but the password still does not work for performing admin tasks
hello i am trying to change my password, but when i type in the new password i get this:"The password is longer than 8 characters. On some systems, this can cause problems. You can truncate the password to 8 characters, or leave it as it is."my question is what kind of problem could i get and how can i change so i have to log in every time i start the computer?
I cant change my user settings (password, login screen settings etc) after upgrading to 10.4 on my desktop pc. It says I don't have rights. I'm the only user, no other profiles. Otherwise seems to be working fine!