root password setting unoffered at install

Hal Burgiss hal at
Sun Nov 4 17:02:30 UTC 2007

On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 08:40:47AM -0800, Kent Paul Dolan wrote:
> I just installed Ubuntu 7.10 (64 bit desktop version), and I
> was not offered a chance to set the root password during the
> install. Did I miss something, or is the default password for
> root published somewhere? I'm quite nervous about the default
> being left in place, so any help would be appreciated.

I don't know that there is a default. Your user account should be in
the sudoers group, which gives you the ability to do 'sudo passwd


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