adding password for root
zbigniew at szalbot.homedns.org
Sat Jul 7 10:09:57 UTC 2007
On Sat, 7 Jul 2007 13:26:30 +0400, Yuri Pankov <yuri at darklight.org.ru>
> On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 11:15:41AM +0200, Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
>> On Sat, 7 Jul 2007 10:48:52 +0200, Zbigniew Szalbot
>> <zbigniew at szalbot.homedns.org> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > Not sure how it came about but I just realized that my for new FBSD
>> > installation root user is without a password. When I log in remotely
>> > want to use chpass to add a password for user root I am presented with
>> > editor in which I guess I could theoretically insert it. But this
>> > was always interactive. How should I add a password for user root
>> > login as root is disabled). Do I need to access that box physically
>> > type it on the console or can I set it remotely?
>> Stupid me. Instead of waiting for your advice I went ahead and entered a
>> password in the vi editor, then saved. Unfortunately, this password is
>> accepted when I su. Is there any hope for me other than reinstallting
>> whole system?
>> Thank you!
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