Being root

Avi Greenbury avismailinglistaccount at
Wed Jun 24 11:09:20 UTC 2009

Tony Baldwin wrote:
> There is no root acct on ubuntu by default, but it can be created
> (just as sudo can be enabled in other distros where su/root is the 
> default, as I have done on my debian box).

Again, minor technicality. There *is* a root account on Ubuntu (there 
needs to be one for the normal functioning of the OS), but it has no 
password set at install time. Hence the means of 'activating' the 
account is to give it a password.

Avi Greenbury ;)

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