unable to login as root
Am Montag, 28. Februar 2011 schrieb Jim Kester:
> I installed debian 6.0.0 amd64 netinst. I installed about 3 different time.
> I can login to my regular account and everything seems to work. Since I'm
> using an AMD Athlon 64 x2 I thought I should be using this version. I get
> an authentication failure when I try to login as root. I tried the 32 bit
> version before this and was able to login as root. I've checked my
> password many times. I've been using computers for about 20 years. Started
> with Dos than Windows. I tried linux a few years ago and didn't have much
> luck with it. Seems to have improved. Look like I've gotten everything to
> work except my printer (Brother MFC-5860CN). Anyone know what might be
> going on with my root login and if their is away to make my printer to
> work. It's not listed in the database of printers.
> In God We Trust!
> Have a nice day!
> Jim Kester
you could check the settings of the root-device. Also maybe you got sudoers
activated, so that it is not possible, to login as root.
If you got the wrong password, edit /etc/shadow by using a live-cd, and delete
the password. So you can login without any password as root.
If this is working, set a new password.
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