Assigning ROOT a password

Michael Leone turgon at
Mon Apr 28 14:40:03 UTC 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Billie Walsh <bilwalsh at> wrote:

>  I seriously doubt the "EVERYBODY" part. I certainly didn't till early
>  last year when I first installed Kubuntu. I had to ask THE stupid
>  question on the list about how to log in "root". Some nice person,
>  without laughing to hard I hope, kindly informed me to just use my
>  regular password. It was several more weeks before I found out about
>  "sudo" in a terminal.The first time I ran into that I just guessed that
>  my regular password  was what was required so I didn't have to ask
>  ANOTHER  stupid question.
>  So not "EVERYBODY" knows.

I'll amend .. anyone who is a *malicious hacker* knows that; it's an
important security aspect of the OS they are trying to hack.

Michael J. Leone
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