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    knoppix root password

    what's the knoppix root password?

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    if i remember correctly, there isn't one, unless u run the passwd command as root.

    And then it will be what u set it to
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    Apr 2005
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Just type "sudo su -" to become root. No password is set by default.
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    root password

    If you are not on your own machine (ie at work, etc) it
    might just be the same as your login password. If you
    are allowed to be root. Type ... and see if it asks for
    a password.

    If you are not, you have to ask around for someone to
    set you up as root. Be careful though if you are new to
    Linux, being root can create more problems than it


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    Knoppix Password

    None of these techniques seem to work with the Knoppix 4.0 DVD. Anyone succesfully get into the admin mode on 4.0? I cannot setup my network without it.

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    Look at your installation packet very very closely.
    I know you have probably done it, but once I found,
    not the password but the serial number which was
    needed to install, in very small print on a slip of
    paper inside the packet...


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    Linux Newbie ihayhurst's Avatar
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    Jun 2005
    on the cd version not even sudo was required, su - was enough,
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    when i try to use certain programs it prompts me to enter in the root password, i tried the ones listed above and nothing seems to work.

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Oct 2004
    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Does Knoppix 4.0 not have a "root console"?

    All the Knoppix versions I have dealt with I just right-clicked on the penguin in the taskbar and selected "root console/terminal"
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    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    For some reason i have noticed when suing if you add the - to pick up the new env it wont work try
    sudo su && passwd

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