Advice for possible convert to Ubuntu

Renaud (Ron) Olgiati renaud at
Sat Nov 18 13:04:36 UTC 2006

On Monday 13 November 2006 17:52, my mailbox was graced by a missive
 from Vayu <vayu at> who wrote:

> If you want a root user you can do that, it's just not the default.

Good; I suppose I'll have to $ sudo passwd root for that ?

> I'm not sure what issue you are having.  Do the install, the user
> created during the install will be your user (who you can consider as
> root user when that user uses sudo).  Then add new users.  Each of the
> subsequent users will not have any admin abilities.

My problem: Elder Son has his box in his room.

He is the only user on that box, and would be the user created at install.

He is the only user on that box, and I do _not_ wont to give him sudo access 
to wreck his box.

Up to now, with Mdk 10.1, for any admin work on it I either go to his room and 
log in as root, remote ssh as root, or use Webmin.

So I'll need some sysadmin account on his box, and would like to take the 
easiest way and use root, instead of creating an admin which will need sudo 

                        Two wrongs don't make a right,
                             but three lefts do.
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