Running as Root

joschi bausparkasse at
Sat Sep 24 21:32:31 UTC 2005

you can't log in to ubuntu as root, by default. but you can use the
"sudo" command, which only requires your user-password.
if you want a root-shell, try "sudo bash".
and if you want to get full root-access do a "sudo passwd root". that
should work.


Am Samstag, den 24.09.2005, 17:20 -0400 schrieb Curtis Seyfried:
> Ubuntu is  GREAT !  Much better and easier to use and maintain than RH9
> I was running before.
> One question. When I installed Ubuntu it did NOT ask me for a password
> for the ROOT user, thusly I can not run "SU" from within my username NOR
> can I logon as Root when I need to do a lot of administrative functions.
> How can I determine the default password, and change it ?
> Curtis

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