HOW TO: Enabling root on a new server?
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jul 13 03:35:52 UTC 2007
On Thu, Jul 12, 2007 at 11:06:07PM -0400, Michael Williams wrote:
> I recently purchased a co-located server from Cedant and need to enable the
> root user. It's running FreeBSD 6.1. Currently there appears to be no root
> user enabled on the server. I can't even "su" to root. I've tried using
> "pw" to add my user to "wheel" but I receive a warning informing me that I
> must be root to even do such a thing. You can see my quandary. Please
FreeBSD, out-of-the-box, definitely includes user "root", and there is
no password (unless during the installation you choose to set one).
This sounds like a question you should be talking to Cedant/your
provider about. What you purchased may not be a real co-located box
that's personally dedicated to you -- it may be something shared with
other people, and something that Cedant maintains. This is purely
speculative on my part, because I know nothing about their services.
But this really does sound like something specific to their servers.
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