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Sage Virtual Machine sudo password?

asked 2011-06-18 20:36:35 +0100

jamlatino gravatar image

updated 2015-01-14 11:56:41 +0100

FrédéricC gravatar image

Hello, I´m a Linux newbie and I'm trying to install octave in the sage virtualbox virtual machine with the following command:

sudo aptitude install octave3.2

but I need to enter a password and I don´t know the password, can someone help?

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answered 2011-06-20 13:17:05 +0100

Volker Braun gravatar image

The new VirtualBox machine that I built (sage-4.7 and newer, .ova extension) uses sage as password for both the root and the sage user account.

The sage user is indeed not in the sudoers file, I'll add that in some future release. So you need to su first, or press Alt-F1 to get to a different tty and login as root.

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excellent, worked like a charm! except that the command sudo aptitude is not valid for Fedora, but I researched a bit on the internet and used yum install.

jamlatino gravatar imagejamlatino ( 2011-06-20 21:39:19 +0100 )edit

answered 2011-06-19 09:19:47 +0100

parzan gravatar image

I think it is "sage", but I am not sure.

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answered 2011-06-19 17:40:10 +0100

On this site, it says that the password is "sagepass", and on this site, it says that it's "woofwoof". Try those, and also try parzan's suggestion "sage".

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nope, I already tried all 3 of them with no luck, if I enter "sage" I get the following message:

jamlatino gravatar imagejamlatino ( 2011-06-19 22:22:09 +0100 )edit

"sage is not in the sudoers file, this incident will be reported"

jamlatino gravatar imagejamlatino ( 2011-06-19 22:22:32 +0100 )edit

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