MineOS Turnkey unable to su to root


#1

I am trying to log in as root to update iptables. I have logged in as the mc user via putty (also though proxmox console). I try to sudo but sudo isn’t installed. I su and I get prompted for a password but the password doesn’t work. I am using the same password as I entered for the mc user. I don’t recall being prompted for a root password. I am using MineOS Turnkey. Is there a default password?


#2

You are asked for a root passwd at install. If you have lost you root password these instructions may help you:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LostPassword (link lifted from https://www.turnkeylinux.org/forum/support/20090504/webmin-access-denied)


#3

Thanks!

Knowing it was one I picked I went back and tried again. Was able to log in. I think maybe I was locked out due to retries? Anyway, thanks again!