su: user passwd does not exist

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Lokkei, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Lokkei macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys.

    I've been trying to google around for the past hour or so trying to find an answer to my problem, but I can't seem to find it. I tried to change my root password by putting in either apline & dottie to see if either would work, and there is no success. I typed in "su passwd" to see if I did have a password, and it said "su: user passwd does not exist".

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    Any ideas? I appreciate it. :)
     
  2. wpotere Guest

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    Oct 7, 2010
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    su is a command to take on that account, so typing "su passwd" is telling the system to look for an account called "passwd" and try to become it. Obviously an account called passwd does not exist.

    What you need to do is type

    su root

    and when it prompts you for a password type in

    alpine

    Then type

    passwd

    and you will be prompted to change the root pasword. Then type

    passwd mobile (to change mobiles password)

    and you will be prompted to change that password.
     
  3. Lokkei thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the explanation.

    I just realized that I kept spelling "alpine" "apline".
     
  4. wpotere Guest

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    LOL, that will do it! :cool:
     

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