Root password doesn't currently work, I already reset it.

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onojk123
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Root password doesn't currently work, I already reset it.

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I have never used any variant / original of freebsd. I can't get my root password to work. I followed the recommended setup steps and I also reset the password in single user mode. I have used Debian style operating systems in the past.

I would appreciate the help.

onojk123
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Re: Root password doesn't currently work, I already reset it.

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I think its the way I added my user to the "wheel" during the setup.

onojk123
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Re: Root password doesn't currently work, I already reset it.

Post by onojk123 »

Yes that did the trick. You mustn't leave it as default, but type in the word wheel at the proper question while adding a user (at setup).

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Login group is username. Invite username into other groups? : wheel

h4x0r
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Re: Root password doesn't currently work, I already reset it.

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Hi! I am glad that you were able to figure it out! :)

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