my phone is encrypted etc, have no problem getting in, i cannot sign in a terminal with su.
i only use certain words with certain numbers, so… have tried all twice in the combinations possible. is there away to change or see what password i used last. the L5 USA full upgrade to current… no problems other than getting root. Also cannot find link to pureos arm version to put on a stick, anyone have a link? I have some instructions on how to unlock using the system from the stick but need iso.
thanks … dave
Usually the root account is disabled by default nowadays. If you want to reset the root password, you can follow the instructions here: Since i have no access to my root account on my newly installed pureos 8.0 - #2 by mladen
I strongly suggest contacting Purism support with an email to email@example.com to get the best help here as messing with the root account can become a security risk as it is an easy target.
I wouldn’t mess with root either…just sudo instead.
Hey, just tried everything does not work… sudo su response is enter password.
su response is enter password
So… can’t install anything or update and the rest.
Was that last full-upgrade a problem , did it change something… anyone else have same problem?
Where is the link to full arm version of the OS to install onto a memory stick?
Did you try 123456 or whatever is the unlock code of the phone?
Not yet I will try it right now
sudo su will not work. Login to the root account is disabled on PureOS.
sudo <your_command> however should still be possible.
If I use sudo apt full-upgrade the terminal asks for password
Yes, but it’s “your” password that it is asking for, not
By “your” password, I mean the password for the
purism account, which is also the lock screen unlock password. If you can type a
sudo command at the terminal then I assume that you are able to get into the phone as far as doing that, so you must know the lock screen unlock password.
For the record, I would test the
sudo command with something harmless like
As others have said, the
root account is by default disabled on the Librem 5 (on all Debian-family distros?). You have no need to enable the
root account. You have no need ever to use the
solved problem, sudo works now.