set up a root password

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at
Tue Aug 5 08:05:14 UTC 2008

2008/8/5 Gordon Schulz <gordon.schulz at>:
> On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:15, Sadik AYTAC <osaytac at> wrote:
>> During install I was not asked to set up a root password and the user I've
>> set up does not have admin privilages..  How do I get the root?
> What others already said... But if you are like me and don't like the whole
> sudo thing - 'sudo passwd' will allow you to set a seperate root
> password.

But then you still need to use sudo, since every application that
needs root-privileges, will ask for your sudo passwd.
This behaviour could probably be changed as well, but I don't know how.


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