[OpenIndiana-discuss] root pw on fresh install?

Daniel Kjar dkjar at elmira.edu
Thu Sep 16 12:37:33 UTC 2010

I had this issue as well.  I hate sudo so I just went in and modified 
/etc/shadow so I can go back to the wonderful world of root user.

On 09/15/10 11:43 PM, Andrew Kinney wrote:
> Hello,
> I have what is either a bug or a PEBKAC.
> I did a fresh install of OI b147 on a VirtualBox instance (x86-64).
> Now, I'm booting from the virtual hard drive (the install ISO is
> unmounted).
> I login as usual and go to System ->  Adminstration ->  Package Manager
> (or Update Manager). It prompts for the root password. I enter the
> only password I recall supplying to the system during installation.
> With no error or feedback of any kind, I get dumped back to the
> desktop.
> Another oddity is that on OpenSolaris b134 I'm used to running
> "pfexec bash" from a command line and the prompt changes to #
> (instead of $), but that doesn't seem to work in OI b147.
> Effectively, it's similar to "su" in the linux world. Again, with no
> feedback of any kind, it just goes back to the same command prompt.
> Is anyone else having these issues on a fresh install?
> If this is a PEBKAC, let me know. If not, I'll go file a bug report.
> Sincerely,
> Andrew Kinney
> President and
> Chief Technology Officer
> Advantagecom Networks, Inc.
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Dr. Daniel Kjar
Assistant Professor of Biology
Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Elmira College
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Elmira, NY 14901

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