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root password
« on: August 13, 2007, 11:44:11 am »
When i installed VL there was no root password, this is a 'dumb' question but, how do i make/change my root password--AND--how do i make a sudo user.. thanks for dealin with this Slackware new bee.


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Re: root password
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 12:13:11 pm »
vasm is your friend...
simply execute vasm as root from a terminal, or look for it in the menu ;)


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Re: root password
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 06:09:59 pm »
You should have been asked during the installation to set up your root password. It also runs through setting one regular user.
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Re: root password
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2007, 08:05:12 pm »
If you are using a LIVE version then in the FAQ forum you will find a topic with the default user/pass for user and root.

You can certainly set up sudo-users in VL, but the typical way of administering a VL/Slack system is by actually switching to root, doing your tasks, and exiting root.