root password setting unoffered at install

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Nov 4 17:15:19 UTC 2007

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.

No need to become nervous. There is no default password but root login is 
disabled by default. See <> for 
more details.


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