[OpenIndiana-discuss] beginners question about OI
secretelf77 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 02:25:02 UTC 2011
Thanks for that! That worked! Then I downloaded some packages under root,
such as ruby.
Some odd p-oints:
 In installation from the desktop version I couldn't get the desktop
install icon to work by clicking. I had to right click/open to bring the
installation procedure and GUI up.
 When I installed and rebooted I was asked to put in username and
password in the text console, then I was asked to put them in again in a
splash screen log in box - so I had to input the same things twice. Weird.
Interesting distro though. I did play with opensolaris a little bit a few
years ago when it was open. Nice packages such as high performance
computing; you seem to be more enterprise/serious user focused than say,
I might talk about OpenIndiana at software freedom day tomorrow.
On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 4:00 AM, <cwjordanoi at cox.net> wrote:
> I just doublechecked and the current release of OpenIndiana
> (oi-dev-151a-x86.iso from http://openindiana.org/download/) does prompt
> you for the root password when you install it. This happens at the top of
> the same screen where you set the name for your user account.
> You will then get asked for that root password if you run the Package
> Manager tool from the desktop. However it looks like the bug in version 148
> where the initial root password is expired has not yet been fixed. So
> you'll need to pull up a terminal window and reset the root password first,
> using the root password you set during installation. This is documented in
> bug #1055: https://www.illumos.org/issues/1055, however that bug is not
> listed in the release notes.
> cwjordan at openindiana151a:~$ su -
> su: Password for user 'root' has expired
> New Password:
> Re-enter new Password:
> su: password successfully changed for root
> OpenIndiana (powered by illumos) SunOS 5.11 oi_151a September
> Chris Jordan
> cwjordan at cox.net
> ---- John Thornton <secretelf77 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello
> > I have put OpenIndiana into Oracle Virtual Box. No password was
> > for and the desktop has booted up OK. But when I try to update software a
> > password is asked for. I have never put one in. I have tried all the
> > things like root, toor, admin. I can't find anything in the
> > can someone please help?
> > Thank you [first time Opensolaris or Indiana user]
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