Last Update: 2024-03-13

The following guide or recipe requires shell access to your FydeOS installation, therefore is assumed to be enabled. If altering system file is required, you will also need to .

Starting with FydeOS for PC v6.0, we've made a significant change to enhance system security. The default user chronos on the system command line will no longer have a default password. This means you can directly use the sudo command to perform command line operations that require root privileges, without needing to enter a password.

Gaining Root Authority and Enabling SSH Remote Connection

If you need to gain root authority and open an SSH remote connection using the same password, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your terminal.

  2. Enter the following commands:

sudo mount -o remount rw /
sudo passwd chronos
  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter and confirm the password you wish to set.

Important Note: When you type your password into the shell, there will not be any cursor prompts. This means you need to be certain of what you're typing and remember your password. Please type carefully and make a note of your password in a secure location.