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root passwd [message #99265] Tue, 04 January 2005 17:19 Go to next message
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what is the default root password in Linux / unix.

Re: root passwd [message #99266 is a reply to message #99265] Tue, 04 January 2005 22:52 Go to previous message
Frank Naude
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I don't believe there is a default. The root password is first assigned when you install the operating system.

BTW: You can always boot with a rescue disk and clear the password from /etc/shadow.

Best regards.

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