Root Password for default VM installation (ie not wizard)
I've had a few problems installing v7 (7.2 & 7.3) onto a VM where I couldn't login with root to the console (not via SSH which is disabled) Edit: actually it seems that in v7.3 SSH for root is permitted by default. I didn't think it wasn't based on other posts but just tried it and no problem.
I tried various combinations:
last 8 digits of the mac address for:
the result of arp -a <ip address of VM> (this was assigned via dhcp)
the mac address of the host
the mac address of VMware Network Adapter VMnet1
the mac address of VMware Network Adapter VMnet2
none of these worked however I did get in so I thought I would post the solution as I have seen on the boards other's have had the same problem but started again.
The root password is:
Hope this helps someone!
Message was edited by: itsec on 02/11/12 11:01:09 CDT