Default root password

Glenn Holmer gholmer at
Fri Jan 27 10:33:25 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 25 January 2006 20:18, James Gray wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 13:00, Russ wrote:
> > I just installed Ubuntu and it did not ask me for a root password.
> > What is it??


> Seriously - this gets asked at *least* once a week on this list, and
> it's getting a little tedious.  Please learn how to search the
> archives and go to and take a look at the support
> options (FAQ/wiki/forums etc).
> No wanting to be rude....just wanting people to STOP ASKING THIS

Maybe that's a more a commentary on Ubuntu's root-password strategy 
itself: I've been using Linux for 11 years and I also thought I had 
done something wrong when I didn't get prompted for a root password 
during installation.  It could at least be made more obvious during 

   Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
   "Greater coherence cannot be achieved.  Not even the
    Netherlanders have managed this."  -Anton Webern

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