root password setting unoffered at install

Pete Clapham w.clapham at
Mon Nov 5 12:25:01 UTC 2007

Actually, setting up the root password is very easy.  type *sudo passwd 
root*.  It will ask you for the password.  That's all there is to it.

Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> 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?

Pete Clapham
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences
Cleveland State University
Cleveland, Ohio, 44115

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