[OpenIndiana-discuss] How to login as root

Jon Tibble meths at btinternet.com
Sat Sep 25 17:49:46 UTC 2010

On 09/25/10 06:22 PM, Jasse Jansson wrote:
> I just installed oi147 from the live CD but I can't get access to the
> setup utilities nor login as root
> I can't find any relevant info on the oi website about this.
> I must have missed something obvious for sure.
> Pointers appreciated.
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type 'su -' to su to root.  It will ask for the password - this it the 
one you set for the user account during installation.

That password for root was set to expire so you will then be prompted 
for a new root password.  Once done you can use the root password for 
the privileged utilities such as package manager.


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