default root pwd for base system install?

Adam Goodbar AGoodba at CLEMSON.EDU
Tue Jan 10 01:42:17 UTC 2006

If you need a root shell, but dont want to login as root, you can use
'sudo bash' or 'sudo su' to start a shell with root privilages, even
though you are logged in as your normal user.

Helps when you have a lot of admin configuration to do if you do not
want to enable the root user


J.Markoll wrote:
> Scott a écrit :
>> J.Markoll wrote:
>>> So, if you have many/several admin tasks to do, it's practicle to
>>> avoid entering user passwd each 10 minutes. But that too can be
>>> configured different ways. Generally, sudo is perfect, and more
>>> secure than using a root account.
>> It did seem rather awkward to  me at first but after using it and
>> getting used to it, I can't imagine being without it.  I find it
>> quicker and simpler and less dangerous than su.
>> The last few times I've installed Ubuntu I've used the "expert" mode
>> which (among several other things) allows you to set the root
>> password *and* create a user account (like most Linux vets are used
>> to). However, 19 out of 20 times that I've needed root access since
>> then, I've used sudo.
> So sudo is now known again, thanks to Ubuntu, but it existed very long
> ago,
> and was prefered by the computer people, for it's safeness.
> Greetings, Joyce Markoll.

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