set up a root password

Gordon Schulz gordon.schulz at
Tue Aug 5 16:57:40 UTC 2008

On Tue, 05 Aug 2008 12:57, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> I respect your right to install a root password, I just
> think it a very bad idea to tell newbies to do that as their first task -
> and then laugh about how they might screw everything up if they aren't
> careful.
Signed. As one also pointing out in this thread how to set a root
password - not that I'd tell new users to do that, but being able to
properly su'ing into root makes doing extensive administrative tasks a
lot easier than sudo'ing around. 

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