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Re: root password

On 11 Apr 2013, Darac Marjal wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 12:44:27PM -0400, Robert B McKittrick wrote:
> > my system 6.0.7 does not recognize the root password I gave it when
> > installing. is there any way to reset root without reinstalling?
> > bob
> Yes. First of all, how are you attempting to use the root password? SSH
> is usually configured not to allow root passwords, also gksu might be
> expecting your (user's) password rather than the root password.
> The best way to check is to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to switch to a VT and
> attempt to log in as root there. If that doesn't work, then you'll need
> to reset root's password.

Make sure your keyboard is sending what you think it is. I was once
caught out when an upgrade changed my keyboard from UK to US without my
moticing, and my password used keys that had been changed.

Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 

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