Login as root

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D.Brian
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Login as root

Post#1 by D.Brian » 20 Mar 2017, 01:38

I'm trying to login as root. I make it into the initialization script, but I can't figure out how to stop it long enough to login. If I go into the submenu on the graphic page that precedes the initialization script, I can get to the text only, but then it won't let me negotiate to the file: /boot/syslinux/porteus.cfg. I'm sure I'm not seeing something really basic. Help please!

Evan
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Re: Login as root

Post#2 by Evan » 20 Mar 2017, 01:43

At the graphic page press the Tab key and at the end of the line add login=root

Or from the guest account type
su
toor

and that will get you too root.

burdi01
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Re: Login as root

Post#3 by burdi01 » 20 Mar 2017, 10:02

Or logout (via the menus) from the guest account, replace the "guest" username on the "Login:" screen by "root", press <enter>, type "toor" for the password and press <enter> again.
:D

D.Brian
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Re: Login as root

Post#4 by D.Brian » 20 Mar 2017, 22:05

Thanks to you both! I'll give it another shot tonight.

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