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Linaro system boots to root without password

I installed a linaro system on my ARM chromebook, and it seems to autoboot to a root prompt. I've set a user password, and use it to login to the GUI, but with a simple Ctrl+Alt+F1, I can get to a ...
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Howto set a root password in Freenas?

I installed Freenas 8.3.1 on my micro-server and it never asked me to set a root password. I already configured it as necessary via the web GUI but now i want to set a root password so no-one can mess ...
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Run a specific program with root privilges without asking for password everytime

Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run sakis-3g script. I am the only ...
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1answer
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AIX 7.1 su root password bug?

In our AIX 7.1 machine there is a weird bug we've ran into.. If you are logged into the AIX box via SSH as a regular user and you try to su - you get prompted for the password, lets say our password ...
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recovery of password for root in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password(and the account name was 'samsung') when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, ...
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2answers
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Restoring a Password in Single-User Mode?

I had changed a password for an account titled student with no password by doing this in single user mode, fsck -fy mount -uw / passwd student The password now is student, but when I try to ...
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Can't change root password in Ubuntu

I am trying to change the root password in my Ubuntu system but I am getting an error. I disabled password prompt when calling sudo. So I can execute root commands (eg. sudo apt-get install) without ...
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1answer
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Reset root password of a VM

I removed (distrattament) my "sudo" user from sudo group user, I can't use root because I don't know a password for root. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine and when I open Recovery Menu is limited ...
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passwords, vpn, root access, what happens if I die? [duplicate]

I work with two partners/friends and I'm the one who takes care of all the tech stuffs here. I hired consultants, programmers and each of them have parts of the credentials. But turns out I'm the only ...
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1answer
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turning off password expiration on linux

I see a lot document suggest to use chage on debian and ubuntu, apt-get update && apt-get install chage does not install the package, e.g. root@ubuntu:~/Desktop# apt-get install chage Reading ...
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Log in DD-WRT router via SSH works, web front end does not

I can use SSH to log in as the root user, but the same credentials are not logging me into the front end. What is going on here?
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resetting the root password in linux

How do I reset the root password in fedora ? Is there any way out ? I have googled a lot but couldn't find any useful result.
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Enable simple password for root user on CentOS

I have a machine with CentOS and I want to enable a simple password for the root user. Something like 7 characters with 2 numbers or so... But I'm getting this error: BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a ...
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Is there a way to pass in a password to the su root -c command?

I'm writing a script that requires root access for HP-UX. I was wondering if there was some way to pass in a password to the su root -c command so that the user would not be prompted for a password. ...
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1answer
475 views

Error resetting root password “Token Authentication error”

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, though this issue existed before I upgraded. I am the first user on my system so my password is the default for root but when I try to su to root it won't accept my ...
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1answer
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Disabling only password ssh access for root

I know it's possible to disallow root logins via ssh, and that it is a Good Idea™ to disallow root to ever login via ssh (preferring instead to use sudo or similar). Is it possible to allow ...
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1answer
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Fedora System Maintenance root password not working

When I was running a program on my Fedora machine, my system froze and I had to do a hard reboot. But once I rebooted, Fedora complained that the file system has errors and attempted to fix it. Now, ...
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root password is not working for su in terminal

I'm using rhel 5, when i'm working in terminal first i typed su command and by mistake i entered copy command and some other characters, after realising i've made a mistake then i came out and ...
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1answer
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Cannot change Ubuntu root password

I've tried to use this to change my Ubuntu 10.04 password sudo passwd The process goes fine, I type the new password and the get the message on successfull completion. However, nothing actually ...
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How could my Ubuntu root password change without my knowledge and how do I regain control?

Lo and behold, I log into my machine today, as every day, su root and it doesn't accept my root password any more. How could that possibly happen, assuming I didn't sleepwalk over to my machine during ...
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2answers
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Are root password changes logged?

Long story short, after a recent company "reorg" the root password on all of our servers was mysteriously changed. I need to figure out first how to regain root access, but second how to figure out ...
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1answer
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Salix root password not accepted in terminal, is accepted in GUI boxes

When I click a program that requires root password, I enter it and it works. When I go to the terminal and need to do something that requires the password, it gets rejected. I've tried many ...
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2answers
706 views

Modify root password on MacOS X

On a Mac I do not have the root password, but I have a user with administrative privileges. Can I use it to reset the root password? Thank's. MacOS X 10.6.3
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What is the default root password for DSLinux?

What's the default root password in DSLinux, or in any Linux distribution? I didn't set it.
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2answers
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Lost shell password: change user password from root

I recently accidentally forgot my user password to my shell. I know the root password. How do I change the user password? I figure it's something like $su root $passwd -[something] username but ...
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How to recover Ubuntu user password

A while ago I've installed Ubuntu as a second OS on my laptop, just to try out Linux. I have created one user & gave it admin privileges. Haven't touched it for a while, and, of course, forgot ...