View Full Version : Incorrect Root Password

04-17-2004, 11:13 PM
After installing Knoppix 3.3 to my hard drive it accepts the "knoppix" user name and the password I created but when I try to make changes that require the root password I get an incorrect password error even though I am using the root password I created during the setup. How do I correct this?

04-18-2004, 09:52 AM
boot into single user mode, remount your / partition rw and give the comand passwd root, now type new password for root and reboot.
first thing (booting into single) you accomplish by typing knoppix single at the boot: line
t remount your partition do as below (replace X and Y with corect diskletter and number):

mount -o remount,rw /dev/hdXY /
the passwrd is just as above, at a prompt type passwd root then give new rootpass twice and reboot.[/b]

04-20-2004, 01:30 PM
This problem was caused by using symbols like $ *&/ in the initial passwords created. and differences between the English and German keyboards .

See this thread.