[OpenIndiana-discuss] root pw on fresh install?

Daniel Kjar dkjar at elmira.edu
Thu Sep 16 22:24:06 UTC 2010

I guess I have just ignored that...  all I do is go into /etc/shadow 
turned the 0 to a special number and that is it. I never try to log in 
directly as root only su into root.  I guess I could use pfexec but I am 
just used to su.  If I am doing something dangerous (beyond rooting 
around) then please let me know.  I just like the way solaris 10 did it.

On 09/16/2010 03:15 PM, Sean wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 8:37 AM, Daniel Kjar<dkjar at elmira.edu>  wrote:
>> 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.
> Did you also change root back to an account? By default it is a not an
> account, but a role.
> http://wikis.sun.com/display/OpenSolarisInfo/Changing+root+User+Behavior
> -Sean
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Dr. Daniel Kjar
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Division of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Elmira College
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Elmira, NY 14901

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