default root pwd for base system install?

Carroll Grigsby cgrigs at
Mon Jan 9 05:26:22 UTC 2006

Lonn wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just loaded 5.10 and expected the root pwd to be nul until set the first
> time. Wrong!!
> Can someone help me out. Reply direct if you do not want to make an
> international issue out of the default pwd for root on initial install.
> Lonn


Ubuntu does it differently than other distros. The first user is given 
root access using sudo and his password. Here's the explanation:

(There was a very long thread about this last month. Sorry, I don't 
remember the subject heading, but it's in the list archives.)

-- cmg

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