root account [was: Re: firewall]

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Sat Jul 5 19:00:48 BST 2008


Jim Douglas wrote:
> when I installed Kubuntu it asked me for a user name and I chose 'sa'. 
> It did not ask for a 'root' password anywhere.
>
> Is there a 'root' account setup or should  I set one up?

While there is a root account, it is locked. You would use sudo to execute 
commands as root. See <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo>.

BTW: Please don't reply to an existing mail but start a new one. That way 
you don't hijack threads and you have a better chance to get a reply.


Nils



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