Root password?

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by MattHawkinsUK » Thu May 31, 2012 8:32 pm
What is the root password for the Debian image?

If I run "Root Terminal" under "Accessories" it prompts me for the password but "raspberry" doesn't work.


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by hexelpdkk » Thu May 31, 2012 8:40 pm
There is no root password set by default - as in Ubuntu, you are expected to do everything through sudo. You can set one with "sudo passwd root" - just make sure you know what you are doing with a root account.
Then again - if you blow away the sd card with rm -rf /, it really doesn't matter that much on a pi.
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by bredman » Thu May 31, 2012 8:43 pm
This is a known problem, see the fix in ... y_password
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by havelln » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:26 am
to setup up root passward type

sudo passwd

then it willask you for new password then to confirm it then your beable to login as root
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by pccreator25 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:37 pm
Sweet! Thank you havelln!!!
I'm still new to the Linux side of things but its nice to know that I now have full access to root!
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