set up a root password

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Aug 5 13:58:13 UTC 2008

John Heinen wrote:

> Sadik AYTAC 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?
>> Maybe there is a page with info for newbees?
> Reinstall, I can see no other way. John H

That's a Karl answer.  There's _always_ another way.  If it were really true
that the user has no admin privileges (highly unlikely), then simply
booting into single-user mode would put you in a root shell.  From which
you could use "visudo" to give a user admin privileges.

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