Ubuntu - root password

Thomas Beckett Thomas.Beckett at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 15:17:20 UTC 2004

Ubuntu does not use the root account by default, anything you want to
do as root you can do with sudo

sudo<command to run>
if you want a full root cammand line use sudo -s 

if yo absolutely have to have a root accoutn for some reason then just do:

sudo passwd root
this will set a password for root and allow you to login as root, but
there really is no need. Once yo get used to sudo its fine - and is
acgtuall very good for issuing single commands as you are straight
back to your normal login again after it executes.

On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 16:56:35 +0200, Johan Sch <johansche at absamail.co.za> wrote:
> Hi,
> I downloaded and installed ubuntu preview.
> All went well.  < but > . I can not recall being asked to enter a        < root password > while installing. Asked to create a user - yes.
> Now no root password excist.
> Kindly please how can it be created or whatever.
> Thanks
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