August 7th, 2003, 08:06 AM
Creating a root password...
Can anyone tell me how to create a root password, I forget how you do this, when you type in su, you know what I mean.
August 7th, 2003, 02:46 PM
What do you mean by creating one?
You should have one, because you have do make a root password when you installed the system.
If you type su you try to get superuser rights (that's root).
So if you type su you have to fill in your root password, which you should have, so the system knows you have the right to be superuser, you shouldn't create one.
August 7th, 2003, 04:20 PM
the account that u are trying to get into su root with needs to be part of the wheel group
August 7th, 2003, 06:16 PM
There are several ways to gain root (isn't that a goal with cracking?), but once you are root, just run the command passwd
If you have questions, run the command man passwd
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