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  • #100235
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    lostmuppet
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    Hi I’m using Retropie Version 3.0 BETA 4 and using WinSCP but logging in as root no longer works. Is there another way to elevate permissions to edit config files that logging in as pi will not do?

    #100238
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    herbfargus
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    sudo passwd root then choose a new root password.

    https://github.com/RetroPie/RetroPie-Setup/wiki/Root-Password

    #100239
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    lostmuppet
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    Never mind found the answer, bloody typical search all over the internet for a hour and find nothing and then find the answer literally straight afterwards post for help. Hope this helps others who are having the same problem.

    If you would like to re-enable root access, in the terminal type: sudo passwd root

    #100241
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    lostmuppet
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    Thanks anyway but I found it in the end, any idea why it got disabled?

    #100242
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    herbfargus
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    It outlines why in the link I posted… But in short its a security thing, most standard Linux distros have root disabled by default, because if people can access your computer with root privileges they basically do anything they want.

    #100243
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    lostmuppet
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    Makes sense I suppose, and thanks again for the help.

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