Administrator password


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by Luke269 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:43 pm
Hi, does anyone know what the administrator password is for Debian squeeze? I downloaded it today.

Thanks, I have tried raspberry and pi and password
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by grumpyoldgit » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:07 pm
There is no administrator password.
You log in with pi and raspberry.
If you want to carry out admin functions you put sudo in front e.g. sudo apt-get install newprogram.
It is a standard Debian process.
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by Luke269 » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:41 am
I mean what is the root password?
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by itimpi » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:50 am
Luke269 wrote:I mean what is the root password?

There is no root password on a standard Debian install. As was mentioned you are expected to use the sudo command to execute any command that needs root (administrator) privileges. The Pi Debian images are set up so that the pi user does not need a password to execute commands via sudo.
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by urfankhaliq » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:45 pm
why is then that when you are in the gui (startx) and try to do something it asks for the administrative password and wont accept raspberry?
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by John_C » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:48 pm
yeah GParted asked for the root/administrator password

in a terminal I typed "sudo su passwd" and set the root password

whenever it gets asked for I now have it to use
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by urfankhaliq » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:59 pm
Oh ok thanks

I also just came accross this and it worked..
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting# ... y_password
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