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Old 08-12-2002
No root password

Hi guys n gals,
I want to load a simulation software on the linux network. But my problem is I don't have root password. Any suggestions or clues??

# 2  
Old 08-12-2002
Ask your system administrator, or whoever set up the box, for help. If that person is you, try booting into single user mode so that you can reset the password. For example, at a LILO prompt, you might type "linux single".
# 3  
Old 08-12-2002
can u please tell me, how do we install new software if we know the root password??ur suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
# 4  
Old 08-12-2002
need more info then that though. first follow the software vendors, distributors, websites, readme file, etc etc 's instructions,
if this is an archive, first you must decompress it, if the extension of the file is .tgz then you must use the tar utility, for example you would type at the prompt, tar -xvfz filename.tgz then once that is complete you must look for a readme file in the newly created directory, the software may have come in precompiled binary already, or you may need to compile it from source, try typing "make" in the new directory, or look for an install script, something like, "" but more information is needed to help you further.
# 5  
Old 08-14-2002
If am willing to install a software on my linux server and i really don't know how to do it.Is this way i should do it??

mount cdrom

cd cdrom

cp *.* xyzfile

umount cdrom

will these commands work if am willing to instal a software??
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
# 6  
Old 08-15-2002
it still depends on the software, if you do that you will just be copyign the contents of the cd rom to your hard drive, mount the cd rom and cd to the mounted directory, then do a directory listing, (ls) and look for a readme file, or a file that says intsall, and one of those will give you all the directions you need.
# 7  
Old 08-15-2002
In general cases

mount cdrom

doesn't work.
You should type except cdrom the full path to mount directory. for example

mount /mnt/cdrom


mount /cdrom

related on what mount point defined in you /etc/fstab file.
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