[brlug-general] knoppix rocks
johnhebert at it-group.com
Tue Sep 2 06:49:26 CDT 2003
Q: What is the root password?
A: There is none; all passwords are locked by default. You can set it by
going Knoppix Menu->Root Shell and typing "passwd", then enterting a root
password, also there are several sections you can read dealing with this
subject in KNOPPIX/README_Security.txt. You can also type "sudo su" or "sudo
-s" in any console window, or use <ctr>-<alt>-F2 to get at the text console
with already opened root shell.
Apparently, however, in some versions of Knoppix, if you type 'sudo -s', it
will ask for a password. If you simply press return without entering
anything, it will tell you 'Authentication Failed."
Use the app "partimage" (http://www.partimage.org) from a shell prompt. Nice
app for backing up drives.
From: will hill
To: General at brlug.net
Sent: 9/2/03 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [brlug-general] knoppix rocks
John Heber knows the ways around this. I imagine mounting an NFS drive
as the "knoppix" user or chown a local hard drive as root to the
"knoppix" user will fix your problems. What do you say, John?
On 2003.09.01 22:30 Brad N Bendily wrote:
> I tried to use Knoppix to make an image of a hard drive.
> First I couldn't find the software to make the image,
> then when I thought I did find something I had to be
> root to run it, since you can't load the GUI as the root
> user I had to run it from the command line and then
> I couldn't get the root user to connect to the display 0.
> Anyone else have any luck doing this that can offer
> some suggestions?
> Brad Bendily - CNA
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