Where is the root password?

Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 25 13:19:04 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 12:19 +0200, pk_melb_oz wrote:
> I am trying to install Fedora on a pentium 5 using (F-7-i386-DVD.iso).
> All works OK, but I seem to have missed the part where I get to set
> the root password. My installation seems to have worked OK. I can log
> on with a user I created during the installation, however, with no
> root permissions. Is there a default root password that comes with
> the install?
> Thanks in advance

Here is what you have to do. Reboot to the grub kernel choice menu. If
you have not commented out hidemenu in grub.conf you will have to hit
return on the first screen to see it.

On the line of the kernel hit e to edit the line. It is explained at the
bottom of the menu. Then at the end of the kernel line place a 1.
Then continue the boot. You will boot into run level 1 where you are
root and can change the root passwd with the passwd command.
Aaron Konstam akonstam at sbcglobal.net

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