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Re: [gNewSense-users] I did something stupid - root password locked :-(

From: Jay
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] I did something stupid - root password locked :-(
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 13:31:36 -0500

Try this.
1. Boot the live cd
2. mount the / partition
3. open the /etc/shaddow file for editing
4. Copy and past the password hash for your friend into the root space
5. Reboot and use your friend's passwd for the root account

The root line should look like this:
root:<HASHED PASSWORD>:13502:0:99999:7:::
Just copy your friend's hash:
friend:<FRIEND'S HASHED PASSWORD>:13456:0:99999:7:::
and past it into the root's

On 2/20/07, Michael Fötsch <address@hidden> wrote:
andrei raevsky wrote:
> Why does the installer not ask for the creation of two accounts, one
> root and one user?

I don't know how to solve your problem, but this should explain why there's no "root":

The user that's created during installation does not automatically have root priviliges all the time. It's still necessary to use "sudo" (or "gksudo") to do anything that requires such priviliges.

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