root password?

Peter Loron peterl at
Sun Feb 3 06:35:25 UTC 2008

As far as I know, the root account is not enabled by default. Best bet is to boot up in recovery mode, and edit sudoers. 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Knute Johnson" <knute at> 
To: ubuntu-users at 
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2008 8:59:58 PM (GMT-0800) America/Los_Angeles 
Subject: root password? 

I installed 7.10 onto a USB jump drive and tried to create a new 
user. In the process I did something bad to the sudoers file. I 
can't edit it because I can't sudo. I can't login as root because I 
don't know the password. What's the password for root on the live 



Knute Johnson 
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