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root password wont work

Post#1 by Baz » 12 Mar 2015, 08:17

On a new install.
Tried 'toor' , 'root' , '' , etc. Both on command line AND GUI.
Running on USB, version 3.1 486
Can't see anyone else had similar problem, so I'm stumped.
Any ideas??

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Re: root password wont work

Post#2 by francois » 12 Mar 2015, 10:37

What did you tried precisely?

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su
toor
Should work. But not sudo which is not installed.
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Re: root password wont work

Post#3 by Bogomips » 12 Mar 2015, 11:33

Go to a console: (Ctl+Alt+F1, say)
See if you can login as root.
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Re: root password wont work

Post#4 by Baz » 13 Mar 2015, 03:50

In console, I can login as guest with password 'guest'.
BUT when I login as root, with password 'toor' it says password is incorrect.
Same problem in GUI 'Always Fresh'.

Have edited porteus.cfg (per docs) to manually enable changes save to a .dat file, however no clear instructions on how to manually create the .dat file itself.
Wanted to do this in Porteus, but have no admin rights.

It is a new instal on USB. No password was ever changed.

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Re: root password wont work

Post#5 by francois » 13 Mar 2015, 04:03

Maybe your problem is described here:
viewtopic.php?f=81&t=2448
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Re: root password wont work

Post#6 by Baz » 13 Mar 2015, 08:01

REBUILT & re-downloaded.. Now Working OK :D

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Re: root password wont work

Post#7 by francois » 13 Mar 2015, 22:24

Mark it solved! :)
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