Hi.I can't change root password.I have root rights.I make command "passwd".Type new password ,retype .No error message.But when i lock the session and i want to input password,it does not work with new password.But only with old password ,work.Where is the problem?
I have installed on a usb stick from cd image.And i have looked in "etc/fstab" and my boot partition it is not there.And i guess that is with "ro" instead of "rw".But i can't find in "etc/fstab".This is my "etc/fstab" :
/etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=9945cb60-1e33-474b-9f95-83ccdb92e2ff / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID=ed5bc842-4083-419d-a28c-be7579e2b1be none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
And this are my partitions (usb)
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5 40131 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sda2 6 1933 15486660 5 Extended
/dev/sda5 6 1846 14787801 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 1847 1933 698796 82 Linux swap / Solaris
"sda5" is one of my usb partition.So mister xorred , i am not stupid like you wanna say.Thing again if you wannna help someone.
"passwd root" is the problem. Or passwd username, for that matter. Or user stupi...ooops... error.
have you tried
sudo passwd root
Running sudo as root doesn't really do anything.
Originally Posted by eek3hmm
He is actually right. The proper way to install it is to use the installer and create a user. After the install is done, log in and the first thing you do is "sudo passwd root". You will be asked first for the users password and then you will enter the root password twice. log out and log back in as root.
Originally Posted by Barry
Thanks a lot
Originally Posted by pureh@te
This is very helpful