When I try to install software updates using the "Software Update" GUI, I am asked for the root password. Although, I can 'su' in a terminal, the password is not recognized as correct in the GUI prompt. I believe this is due to the user account name being different from the root account name. How can I still use the GUI then?
For some reason when I installed MySQL on my machine (a Mac running OS X 10.9) the 'root' MySQL account got messed up and I don't have access to it, but I do have access to the standard MySQL account 'sean@localhost' which I use to log into phpMyAdmin.
I am trying to reset the 'root' password by starting the mysqld daemon using the command mysqld --skip-grant-tables and then running the following
I have MariaDB on F20 and I'm trying to set the root password. I ran the /usr/bin/mysql_secure_installation program to do this but I got an error message: ERROR 1142 (42000) at line 1: UPDATE command denied to user ''@'localhost' for table 'user'. I know that anonymous users don't have the UPDATE privelidge and can't set passwords but this is the default user. How do I set the root password?
On a multi-user system, what protects against any user accessing any other users files via root? As context, the question is based on my understanding as follows:
There are two commands related to root privileges, SUDO and SU. With SUDO, you don't become another user (including root). SUDO has a pre-defined list of approved commands that it executes on your behalf.
Hello:I have just finished installing CrunchBang 64 bit stable and during the install I was never asked to enter a "root" password. I was asked to create a user account and user password.I have just discovered by using synaptic for updates that my "root" password is the same as my user password.How do I change the "root" password?