Terminal doesn't recognize my root password? [Solved]

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yldouright
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Terminal doesn't recognize my root password? [Solved]

Post#1 by yldouright » 29 Mar 2016, 23:55

I did a recent install of Porteus on a friend's M4400 and the correct password is not recongnized when doing sudo in terminal. Thunar root access works properly so I know the password is okay. Any hints as to what is wrong?
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Re: Terminal doesn't recognize my root password?

Post#2 by francois » 30 Mar 2016, 00:26

There is no sudo with porteus, only su and then the password. :wink:
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Re: Terminal doesn't recognize my root password?

Post#3 by yldouright » 30 Mar 2016, 01:00

Doh! The su root gave me root command access. :oops:

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Re: Terminal doesn't recognize my root password?

Post#4 by francois » 30 Mar 2016, 01:14

We thought about using sudo, but its installation was rather problematic. So you are left with su. :(
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