Ubuntu Root Passwork Gotcha?

Dennis Kaarsemaker dennis at kaarsemaker.net
Thu Jul 28 05:40:56 UTC 2005

On wo, 2005-07-27 at 22:17 -0700, William Chapman wrote:

> (1)  The way I recon, the Grub recovery mode option is inconsistent
> with Ubuntu root account policy, and, therefore, cannot serve its
> intended purpose.  Because when you really need it, you won't be able
> to use it!

Ubuntu has patched the sulogin program to ask a simple 'Hit enter to
continue' instead of a root password iff this root password does not
exist. If this does not work for you, please file a bug.

Dennis K.
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