- lostmuppetParticipant06/20/2015 at 14:52Post count: 12
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?herbfargusMember06/20/2015 at 15:09Post count: 1858
sudo passwd rootthen choose a new root password.lostmuppetParticipant06/20/2015 at 15:12Post count: 12
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 rootlostmuppetParticipant06/20/2015 at 15:17Post count: 12
Thanks anyway but I found it in the end, any idea why it got disabled?herbfargusMember06/20/2015 at 15:23Post count: 1858
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.
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