[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu 6.06.1 newbie

Wulfy wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Mar 24 03:01:23 GMT 2007

Sean Sims wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed ubuntu 6.06.1 on my laptop after the HDD went pear 
> shaped and i had to reformat. trying linux on it, but have played 
> about with it very basically a couple of years age, my problem is that 
> on installing ubuntu it does not ask for a password for root, and i 
> cannot find anything in the documentation, i am probably missing 
> something obvious, but i cannot get root access, is there a standard 
> initial root password or am i going senial, and investing in vista!
> thankyou in advance
> ps i love it so far!
Use sudo and your user password in a console.  The root account has no 
password by design in *buntu systems, though you can set it up if you wish.


See the section "Root And Sudo"

I hope this helps...



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