querry: root password!

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Mon Feb 25 13:01:32 UTC 2008

Nikunj Kumar wrote:
> I bought the recently launched HCL laptop which has EDUBUNTU as the
> operating system.
> We use 'hcl' as the login user and things work out fine.
> We have a file which is owned by the 'root' user under /etc/. We want to
> change the ownership of this file and give it red/write/execute
> permission to all the users. So the command we look forward to run as a
> 'root' user is: chmod 777 <filename>
> The problem is that when we type 'su' in a terminal window we are
> supposed to give the root users password which we do not have. The
> guides also do not give any details about the same.
> As I also understand in UBUNTU we cannot login as a 'root' user so using
> 'su' is the only option left.
> Any pointers as to how we can get this working?
> Regards,
> Nikunj Sharma 
> Kindly cc the solution on the following link also!
> nikunjksharma at rediffmail.com
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    If you want a root password you can work with go to System - 
Administration - Users and Groups. There you will see the root user and 
you can change the root password to anything you want.

    Then to use a root terminal type su - and give the password.



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