Author Topic: su: Authentication failure - How can I use root?  (Read 15346 times)

HodLuM

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on: July 26, 2013, 11:48:57 PM
I installed BackBox, and I cannot use the root user. During the installation, I created my own user account, and there was no option for root-password changing, also I ticked "Encrypt my home".


When I do do this:

zodiac@Zodiac-PC:~$ su
Password:
su: Authentication failure
zodiac@Zodiac-PC:~$

I entered my Zodiac-account password, but it didn't work. What is the root's password?!





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Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 12:20:14 AM
Hi,

You need to make root password. Open terminal and type :

sudo -i

Then type:

passwd

Type your new root password twice. This is basic Linux command, pls take your time to learn them.

Have fun !


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


weVeg

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Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 06:59:11 PM
Hi hodlum,
you have to use sudo, there is no root user... BackBox is ubuntu based!

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HodLuM

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Reply #3 on: July 27, 2013, 09:26:09 PM
Thank you weVeg! I forgot to use Sudo. :)



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Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 03:22:53 PM
Thank you weVeg! I forgot to use Sudo. :)
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