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    Please Help------root Password

    I just installed knoppix on my laptop with Windows XP. I previously had Fedora Core 4 and I just installed knoppix. I was never asked to put in a user or root password during installation. I don't know what my root password is because it didn't ask me for it. Any ideas on how to get it or any other ideas. Please respond. Thank you.


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    Linux Guru AlexK's Avatar
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    Feb 2005
    In the command line do the following:
    su -
    that will set the root password for your system.
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    thank you so much. Now I do not know my account password. I tried passwd without doing su but it asks for (current) UNIX password and I entered my root password but it said incorrect. Any ideas? Thanks again.


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    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
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    Mar 2004
    Lat: 39:03:51N Lon: 77:14:37W
    su sudo -
    should do the trick
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