root password

John Pierce john.j35 at
Sat Jun 28 05:12:33 UTC 2008

On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 11:05 PM, Jerry Gaiser <jerryg at> wrote:
> On Friday 27 June 2008 14:24, vineeth.chandran at wrote:
>> you need to set the root password first
>> One of the way is to login to the machine in single user mode and change
>> the root password.
> Easier ... sudo passwd root
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Why not just use sudo command:

Such as sudo apt-get install somepackage

As for editing config files, I prefer joe, so it would go like sudo joe fstab

It is what sudo was meant to do after all.

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