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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
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