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    KNOPPIX – Run fully-featured woody from CD
    Submitted by royal-ts on Saturday, May 25, 2002 – 11:42
    Knoppix” is a complete GNU/Linux distribution based on the upcoming “woody” release of Debian GNU/Linux. Knoppix runs from a bootable CD and requires no installation on the target machine. Features include automagic hardware detection and a fully useable KDE installaton. Knoppix is not just a toy but useful rescue system.

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    Subject: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: bronto
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 16:17
    Erm… what’s the root password in Knoppix? I don’t like the idea that someone could get in my PC as root while I’m connected to the internet 😉


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    Subject: root is available…
    Author: dbcomp
    Date: Friday, 2002/12/06 – 15:23
    “start application/K” (button in bottom left corner), Knoppix, root shell

    this will open a shell window with you logged in as root.

    tread lightly…..


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    Subject: Re: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/05/28 – 01:39
    One of the FAQs addressed this in a round about manner — passwordless accounts are locked out; and contrary to the other poster I don’t believe that the shell is root owned (at least not once in X) … but I found that you’re allowed to sudo anything as the koppix user, so for a more ‘normal’ experience (as I was looking to be root too) do this:

    sudo passwd root

    Once you’ve done that, you’re golden to su in the normal manner and be true root.


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    Subject: Re: Looking for my roots 🙂
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2002/05/27 – 17:03
    From the documentation:

    there is no root-password, it’s impossible to do

    :~$ su

    You can’t login as root within X, but the console is already own3d by root ….
    the only way to run commands as root in X is sudo, so try sudo bash or sudo mc.

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