Chapter 11. Set the Root Password
Fedora uses a special account named
account on every Linux system is only limited by SELinux. It is not
subject to any other normal account restrictions. As the system
owner or administrator, you may sometimes require unrestricted
access to configure or modify the system. In those cases, use the
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Avoid logging in to Fedora Core as
root when possible. Any
administration tools which require
root privileges will prompt you
for the password.
The Fedora installation program requires the
root password to be at least six characters
long. Because the
account may potentially control any part of the system, use the
following guidelines to create a good password:
Use a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters,
numbers, punctuation and other characters.
Do not use a word or name. Obscuring the word or name with
substitute characters is not effective.
Do not use the same password for more than one system.
The following are examples of good passwords:
into the Root Password field. Fedora displays
the characters as asterisks for security. Type the same password
into the Confirm field to ensure it is set
Figure 11.1. Set Root Password Screen
After you set the root password, select Next