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    root password reset itself

    I recently did a Knoppix 3.7 install, and everything seemed to be going smoothly until this morning when I tried to input my root password and an error came up telling me that the password was incorrect. I tried several times, but it kept telling me that the password was wrong. I then booted into single-user mode and reset the root password, and then rebooted normally. Again when I tried to input the root password it told me that it was incorrect.

    Any ideas as to what could be causing this and how it can be fixed?

    Thanks a lot

    Jeff

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    Is caps lock on?

    Are you using a non US (or non German) keyboard and making use of keys other than the alpha numeric ones?

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    I wish

    Ha, I wish that I had caps lock on. And I am using a standard US keyboard. This appears to be a worse problem than just something stupid like caps-lock or keyboard.

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    How did you perform your HD install? Which method did you choose: Debian, Beginner, Knoppix. See http://www.knoppix.net/wiki/Hd_Install_HowTo

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