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Default root password for RedHat Linux

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by dmurfitt, Sep 7, 2004.

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  1. dmurfitt

    dmurfitt Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know what the default password is for root on RedHat Linux?

    Cheers,
    Dan
     
  2. lynch

    lynch

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    There isnt one. You create one during installation.
    lynch
     
  3. dmurfitt

    dmurfitt Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that...

    ...but when I was installing Linux I was asked to create a username and password (which I did), and I can log in with it fine. But when I try to make changed to the system settings, I am asked for a root password, which I never had to set on setup.

    The reason I ask is because this is the first time I have installed Linux, so you might want to bear that in mind :)
     
  4. tsunam

    tsunam

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    when you go to boot up edit the start of the grub.conf file that pops up and append

    single

    to the end

    that will let you log in and change the root password
     
  5. Whiteskin

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    (using the command passwd root)
     
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