set up a root password

Ulrich Grün ulrich.gruen at
Tue Aug 5 19:01:34 BST 2008

2008/8/5 Gordon Schulz <gordon.schulz at>:
> 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.

One could, of course, use "sudo -i". This gives the user a root shell
where he can work around as if the user had done "su" or if he/she
logged in as "root"

. " To faith only the holy is true, to knowledge only the true is holy "
. (L. Feuerbach)


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