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asked 2019-02-26 07:51:34 -0500

Davide Sestili gravatar image

I tried Fedora 29 in a virtual machine, during installation is set the root password and a new user is created but during the first boot is prompted again to create a user (the one created during installation is ignored) and I have not access to the root user, why?

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sounds strange.

i suggest a complete reinstall.

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-02-26 16:49:10 -0500 )edit

Installation probably didn't go well. So complete reinstall would be reasonable.

OmniASK gravatar imageOmniASK ( 2019-02-27 10:02:33 -0500 )edit

It seems to me that even with Fedora 28 (in a virtual machine) I had the same problem. Could it depend on whether new versions of Fedora recognize that they run in a virtual machine and block root access? The installation has been executed without errors.

Davide Sestili gravatar imageDavide Sestili ( 2019-02-27 14:49:36 -0500 )edit

In F29 they changed the user creation, i.e. they don't prompt for a root password anymore, because you shall use sudo to execute root cmds. It does not improofe security, but it's hyped atm. How to fix:

sudo su
password root

"sudo su" will ask for the users password. "password root" will asked twice for the new root password.

rdtcustomercare gravatar imagerdtcustomercare ( 2019-02-27 15:57:42 -0500 )edit

OK thanks!

Davide Sestili gravatar imageDavide Sestili ( 2019-02-28 07:00:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-05 02:50:13 -0500

Toover gravatar image

You do not need the root password. You can use instead sudo su and provide your user's password. Your user must be an administrator to do this.

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