[ubuntu-uk] 8.04 username and password problem, repeat request

Sean Miller sean at seanmiller.net
Tue Jun 2 13:13:44 BST 2009

No, it didn't ask me for a root password at all... just selected that
last option on the recovery list ("Drop to root shell with networking"
I think it was called) and about 30 seconds later I was in a root
prompt (ie. "#" prompt)

I don't know why you would be getting asked for root at all - I've
never known Ubuntu to want root for any form of maintenance, the whole
setup is based around accessing root privileges through the "sudo"

Did you manually set a root password at some stage perchance?


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