Default root password

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Thu Jan 26 02:19:04 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-25-01 at 18:00 -0800, Russ wrote:
> I just installed Ubuntu and it did not ask me for a root password. What 
> is it??

There isn't one.  Root is wide open ready for hackers.  :-)

Seriously, there isn't a root account under default Ubuntu.  It's all
done with sudo.  If you need to execute a command with root privs, you
type "sudo my command here", enter your password and you're off to the

Michael T. Richter
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