What's the root password?

I remember when installing the beta 2 Live CD that during install it asked me to set the root password. I just installed the final version from the DVD and it didn’t ask me to set this. Now, when I try to access yast to install software, something is asking for the root password – why didn’t the install have me set this, and how do I set it now?


The same as your users password. That is unless you unselected the option on the install.


During install when tou enter your user name and password there’s a checkbox
beneath to also use this password for the root user. If you didn’t check
that, I believe it’ll have a blank password by default.

Have you tried this?

Niclas Ekstedt, CNA/CNE/CNS/CLS
Systems Engineer/NSC Sysop
Telindus Sweden AB

I don’t recall unchecking it, but I guess I must have. Entering nothing doesn’t help, so how do I set it?

UPDATE: I tried restarting, and now it accepts my password for some reason… Weird. I guess that’s it then, thanks.