Update Problem

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 4 16:17:18 BST 2007


I am intimidated by the terminal.  I don't know what to say when I use it 
except getting a specific instruction from someone with experience.  What 
would I type have the computer ask for the making of a password for 
Administration?  I know that su creates a command Password?, but when I 
enter my password, as the only operator, therefore the Administrator, my 
password is refused.  Could you tell me what to type into the terminal to 
get a request to create an Administrator password?  Thank you in advance.  I 
don't really know how to use the forum yet, so this is probably not the 
right thing to do by asking you this way.  If I am offending procedure, I 
appologize.  I will learn eventually.

Steven Vollom, artist and Shabakthanai
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Vollom" <stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Update Problem


>I am a rookie with a brief question.  I have been able to enter Adept using
> my password, however, if I enter the terminal and type in su, my password 
> is
> refused.  Is this because I have not created a su password?  If so, how do 
> I
> do that?  I have been locked out of Adept before and was required to 
> format
> to solve the problems I was having.  This sounds like a way to get back 
> into
> the system to fix  it should it ever happen again.  Thanks for any 
> response.
>
> Steven Vollom, artist  or Shabakthanai
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Andy Harrison" <aharrison at gmail.com>
> To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 04, 2007 9:29 AM
> Subject: Re: Update Problem
>
>
>> On 6/3/07, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at bmarsh.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Yes, I have an su password.    That's one of the first changes I make to
>>> a
>>> newly installed system.    Can't stand putting sudo in front of
>>> everything
>>> after I've been doing things as root for years and years  (and have 
>>> never
>>> shot my foot off yet)
>>
>>
>> Unnecessary.  'sudo bash' and voila, you're root.
>>
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