Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Assign a Root password

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Help!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
noob
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:25 pm    Post subject: Assign a Root password Reply with quote

Hello!

I recently installed MDK 2005 and did not set a root password.

I need to do this and have looked under user management but cannot work out how to set this.

Help would be appreciated!

Many thanks.

Gordon Embarassed
Back to top
linuxgirlie
LXF regular


Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:34 pm
Posts: 787
Location: Kent...UK

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 9:26 pm    Post subject: RE: Assign a Root password Reply with quote

Open the console.

Type su
Press enter (I assume if you haven't set a password it will be blank)
Type 'passwd' (without quotes)
press enter
enter a password

or

Open console
type 'passwd'
enter password

HTH

Jo
_________________
My knowledge comes with no warranty...........

Server operating system designed for schools:www.linuxschools.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
ggsinclair
LXF regular


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:41 am
Posts: 233
Location: Linlithgow, UK

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:48 pm    Post subject: RE: Assign a Root password Reply with quote

Sorted.

Thanks for your help. Very Happy

Gordon
_________________
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Help! All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast