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Fedora Atomic 25 - Default Root Password ?

asked 2016-11-29 23:52:56 -0500

Jpc42 gravatar image


i have installed Fedora Atomic on a AWS EC2 instance.

I can access to the serveur in ssh and login fedora but after, for get root access i don't have the default password

[fedora@ip-172-10-10-10 etc]$ su Password: su: Authentication failure

regards jerome

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During the install, didn't it ask you what the root password should be?

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2016-11-30 08:46:48 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-11-30 07:05:59 -0500

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Hi Jerome

After ssh login: sudo su (with your own password) then you get a root shell (#) now you can change the password with passwd

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Is sudo granted by default? On this Fedora 25 box, it is not. Checking /etc/sudoers, only root and members of wheel are allowed to do anything by sudo

wallyk gravatar imagewallyk ( 2016-11-30 11:09:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-12-01 15:58:11 -0500

andmalc gravatar image

You need to create a cloud-init image with a "password: xxx' entry. This is covered in the Quick Start under "Prep the cloud-init source ISO":

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