How to create a superuser in Kubuntu?

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Oct 6 11:23:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 1:07 PM, O. Sinclair <o.sinclair at> wrote:
> Alvin wrote:
>> On Tuesday 06 October 2009 12:40:47 Ali Milis wrote:
>>>>> option. How do I create a superuser in Kubuntu?
>>>> Well, first of all, you don't need to, since the first user
>>>> automatically has sudo rights.
>>> Really?
>>> What to do if the system crashes and it asks for
>>> root password when booting?
>> Have you tried booting to the recovery console? You will automatically become
>> root. No password will be asked.
> I have always thought of this as a big security hole actually - but it
> works for sure

How would you do it?
What if the SU loose the password?
What someone boots with a live disk?

The one way I know of to keep your data secure is to encrypt it at the
disk level.
Douglas E Knapp

Why do we live?

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