What is the root password after installing first time?

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Mon Jun 25 10:32:04 UTC 2007

pk_melb_oz wrote:
> I just completed the installation of fedora using version 7. I setup a
> user but without root access. Did I miss that step during the install.
> I checked the documentation, and I completed all stages including the
> final step before reboot where you configure your sound card, so I
> assume I completed all of the installation OK. The user I created
> logs on OK, however I want to setup the root password?
> Thanks in advance.

Missing the step during (normal) install is quite difficult, as it
really requires you to enter a minimum of 6 characters, twice. If you
used a kickstart file though, it's very easy to miss the step ;-)

You can always try and boot from into rescue mode and edit the
/etc/passwd or /etc/shadow file by hand, removing the password for the
root user.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

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