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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default I cannot login as root

    Hi,

    I need some help. I have installed Backtrack 4 pre final on my HD, but I cannot login as root. If I use su - command and introduce "toor" I get "Su: authentification failure.

    Can someone help me?


    Thank you.

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    This has been covered 2billion times this month alone so go ahead and spend some time searching and you will find the answer. Consider it a little like haxoring your own box! Just like in the Movies.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
    ForumRules
    ForumFAQ
    If you are new to Back|Track
    Back|Track Wiki
    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

  3. #3
    ripon
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    first you need to active your root account.Follow the console command
    sudo passwd root
    thank you.

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    if you do

    sudo startx

    you will automaticaly login as root

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    Spoon feed by the peasants. I once lived in the dirt, eating dried roots, ready to burn anyone who rode on horse, wearing metal. It has been a journey of n00b.

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