root password setting unoffered at install

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Sun Nov 4 17:32:38 UTC 2007

Nils Kassube wrote:
> 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.

I have not figured out how to use vmware server's remote console without having 
a root password enabled on the host machine.  Any suggestions?

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