Default root password

James Gray james at
Thu Jan 26 07:21:06 UTC 2006

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:18, James Gray wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:00, Russ wrote:
> > Hi All
> >
> > I just installed Ubuntu and it did not ask me for a root password. What
> > is it??
> Do a 10 second search on google for "Ubuntu +root +password"...then come
> back and ask any other questions.  But if you posted here before doing
> that, I guess you may need a little more direct instructions:

Russ (and others),

I don't normally do this, but I'm big enough to admit when I was wrong.  No 
concessions, no "buts" - my response to a perfectly valid Ubuntu-newbie 
question was totally off-base.  Please accept my unreserved apology.

Lack of sleep and dealing with a completely unnecessary fsck up at work 
really pushed my patience beyond it's limits - none of that was your fault 
Russ, but you copped it, sorry.  You got the vitriol I had built up between 
midnight and 6am that was reserved for the a$$hole in the office who 
fatally broke very important production system.  Free advice people - if 
you don't know what you're doing on someone else's system, then for the 
love of all that's good DON'T touch it! :P  There will be an out-of-work 
contractor tomorrow who didn't fathom this most basic principle.

Russ - don't let my poor behaviour put you off Ubuntu.  People here are 
generally friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.  My response was unfair on 
you, and totally inappropriate for a public forum.  I was an ass - period.

Sincerest Regards,

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of 
		-- The Earl of Birkenhead
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