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What's the root password for other distros? Just ask!
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec 2012, 19:18    Post_subject:  What's the root password for other distros? Just ask!
Sub_title: Well, Puppy does not make difference...
 

Well, Puppy does not make difference beetween guest and root, everybody is root.
Much easier for us.
Others, like Porteus, Antix, and so on only can be modified by root.
If your are guest, go on their web site, they tell you the password for root.
Silly, no ?
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Mon 31 Dec 2012, 11:54    Post_subject:  

They actually tell you the initial password for root.
That in itself is not silly.
When you install that version of linux, you are asked for a root password as well as a user name and password.
Both can be anything you want.
So that asked for root password may not work if you are trying to log into someone else's system as root!
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Dec 2012, 14:18    Post_subject:  

And, of course, you can change your password via

Code:
passwd


Pick something that you can remember.

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2013, 06:06    Post_subject:  

Now I should say nothing but to my surprise puppy actually
have a password woofwoof that some have to use if them do
things that Barry did not think they would try out so I had used
Puppy for years before I suddenly needed the password.

I don't remember the user name though Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2013, 15:35    Post_subject:  

nooby wrote:
Now I should say nothing but to my surprise puppy actually
have a password woofwoof that some have to use if them do
things that Barry did not think they would try out so I had used
Puppy for years before I suddenly needed the password.

I don't remember the user name though Smile


If you change the password, it will still boot just like it always did.

The password might help were someone to come in through the network, and try to hack your system.

When one has local access to a machine, very few protection systems work.

You need to password encrypt the system to prevent local access.

The informed reader will also note that this is true of other systems, such as Windows (one can boot to Linux and bypass any passwords that Windows requires).

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