root password

Vram lamsokvr at
Sun Sep 25 17:38:54 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-09-25 at 10:54 -0500, Albert wrote:
> I just installed Ubuntu 5.10 preview.  Nowhere in the installation was I
> asked for a root password.  Now I cannot perform any root tasks.  Is
> there a default password for a new installation?  How do I change it?

sudo passwd root
<type your (user) password>
type new root password


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