Root password

Brian Puccio brian at
Thu Jul 28 02:42:11 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 22:34 -0400, Rajiv Vyas wrote:
> On 7/27/05, Bob Nielsen <nielsen at> wrote:
>         On Wed, Jul 27, 2005 at 09:59:39PM -0400, Rajiv Vyas wrote:
>         > I have loaded Ubuntu on my old laptop twice now and it never
>         asked me to set
>         > up a root password. Is this a bug or something wrong with my
>         ancient PII? 
>         Neither, it is the way Ubuntu is designed--to use sudo instead
>         of having
>         a root user.

> So how do I apt-get programs? sudo -s and then my password?
> Rajiv describes the answer you are looking
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