Setting the root password

Jeff Waugh jeff.waugh at
Fri Sep 17 08:00:10 UTC 2004

<quote who="Wayne Sheehan">

> I'm a Red Hat user of many years and have just installed Ubuntu.  Looks
> slick but I have just one question, how do you logon as root as nowhere
> during the install did I have the chance to set the root password!  I wish
> to configure/install tweak and generally play with the system, and get the
> Video card operational.  Have I missed something? :)

root is disabled - please check out the FAQ on for more
details. You can use sudo to perform administrative operations, by typing in
only your own password.


- Jeff

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