adept does't recognize root password
listboi at angrykeyboarder.com
Mon May 1 07:36:52 BST 2006
Richard Crawford wrote:
> On Monday 24 April 2006 20:47, P G wrote:
>> Thanks for the reply. This is interesting because I
>> use the same password for both accounts: root and a
>> regular user account. Does the system check passwords
>> to see if two accounts use the same password?
> Seems you're used to a different way of doing things. Kubuntu has no "root"
> account per se; well, actually, it does, but it's disabled. Instead,
> everything that you would do as root is done through your own account with
> sudo. When you install Kubuntu for the first time, it assumes that the first
> user account created is the account which should have sudo privileges over
> the system.
> So, there aren't two different accounts to check. There's only one.
> There is a way to enable the root account if you really want to, and it's
> covered on the Ubuntu FAQ somewhere.
sudo -s -H
Password: <specify the password you want for root>
The other option is during install. If you use the "expert" install
option you will be given the opportunity to set up a root account,
followed by a user account..
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