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    Hi All

    I’ve just bought a Raspberry Pi 3 and installed the retropie 3.6. I want to access as an administrator. I know that the admin name is “su” but I don’t know the password.
    I’ve already tried the following passwords: pi, raspberry, retropie, suse, susi.
    Could you help me?

    Thanks for your time.


    The admin account is ROOT and is disabled by default kinda. Actually, the password is not set and the system is configured not to allow blank passwords. You can change the admin password, it is in the Wiki.

    However, log in as PI and it should suffice for 98% of things. If you need to run a command as an elevated user, prefix the command with sudo.


    See This page for other info: https://github.com/retropie/retropie-setup/wiki/FAQ

    Why can’t I SSH as root anymore?

    Starting with RetroPie 3.0 BETA 3 the root password was disabled (as is the case for Raspbian by default and many other linux distros).

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

    sudo passwd root
    see these posts for more details:



    RetroPie 3.0 Jessie Builds:

    before setting a root password, the following must be edited

    sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

    look for

    PermitRootLogin without-password

    change it to

    PermitRootLogin yes

    then ctrl+x to save, next set your root password & restart your Pi


    If you want a root level shell, just login as pi, and the enter the command

    sudo su

    It will ask for the password ( raspberry ), and then give you a root shell.


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