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TOPIC: Root pass on Knoppix

Root pass on Knoppix 14 years 3 days ago #6794

I just downloaded Knoppix and popped it in, but I never set any password (or logged in as any certian user name). So when I need to do things as root its asking for the password but I dont know it... Is there some standard password or am I supposed to go somewhere to change it somewhere or...?

Thanks for any help.

Re: Root pass on Knoppix 14 years 2 days ago #6799

Knoppix automatically logs you in as a user called 'knoppix' with full sudo privs.. you can become root just by typing 'su' and pressing enter.

Once there you can change the password by typing 'passwd'.

Alternatively you can use the 'knoppix' user to do alot of tasks, for example nmap

sudo nmap.

Sahir Hidayatullah. Staff - Associate Editor & Security Advisor

Re: Root pass on Knoppix 14 years 2 days ago #6818

Worked like a charm. Thanks a lot sahirh.

Re: Root pass on Knoppix 13 years 11 months ago #6859


Check out the hard-disk installation, Knoppix works great from hard disk, and co-exists wonderfully with Windows. Plus you'll get to check out Debian the easy way.. and once you touch 'apt-get' you'll never look back.

Beware, its addictive.. I can't wait till I can

apt-get install pepsi
Sahir Hidayatullah. Staff - Associate Editor & Security Advisor
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