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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 ...
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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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    In the command line do the following:
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    su -
    passwd
    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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    Code:
    su sudo -
    should do the trick
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