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  1. #1

    Mandriva 2008 root login help


    it seems that mandriva doesn't like me as root.
    i just made a fresh install, set up root password and so on, but just when i've started -i bumped into problem. i can't log in as root.
    inside the konsole, typing sudo -i and all the other combos, password is required and given. but no matter what, it's not recognized...
    i've tried to reset and set a new one, but nothing so far - stuck with the root/sudo password

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    I had this problem once turned out that when I entered it the first time caps lock was on so instead of MyPassword I got mYpASSWORD. Try typing in your password with caps lock on.

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    my password consists on digits only, so CAPS isn't really the problem here

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    forum.guy
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    Are you able to use su or su - as regular user to gain root permissions?
    oz

  6. #5
    Problem solved, i just needed to edit the sudoers list.
    thanks for any help

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    forum.guy
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    Glad you are back up and running!

    Don't hesitate to start new threads with any new questions.
    oz

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