Problems enabling root

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by crassusad44, May 19, 2002.

  1. crassusad44 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    When I try to enable root with NetInfo Manager, I get an error, that spells "NetInfo write failed (Operation succseeded)". Is there any way to do it manually? What can have gone wrong??? Help, please...
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #2
    Open up the terminal an type...

    sudo passwd root

    It will then ask for YOUR password, then for a new root password and then confirmation of the new password. That's it, your done!
     
  3. crassusad44 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Thanks verbose101. It worked, well, sort of. After changing the password, root was enabled, but when I tried to disable root again, I was prompted with the same error. I had to give root a new password (well, the same, actually), and then I was able to disable root (no pun intended).
     

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