Dumb question - forgotten root password

John DeCarlo johndecarlo at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 13:23:44 UTC 2006

On 7/26/06, Dave Cannell <dcannell at unix01.voicenet.com> wrote:
> I've forgotten my password for root (still getting used to this kubuntu
> stuff).  Is there any way to find out what it is or (alternatively)
> rebuild the system withOUT destroying what's already on there?


The Ubuntu/Kubuntu way is to not have a root account and therefore no
root password.

Instead, use "sudo" or "kdesu" (for graphical apps like synaptic),
which uses your own account password.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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