Being root

bill william at TechServSys.com
Wed Jun 24 15:11:16 UTC 2009


Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) wrote:
> On Wed, June 24, 2009 13:09, Avi Greenbury wrote:
>   
>> Tony Baldwin wrote:
>>
>>     
>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-34089.html
>>> 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.
>>     
>
> A minor technicality on your minor technicality. :-)
> There *is* a root password, but is encrypted/scrambled/random (whatever
> you want to call it). Hence the means of 'activating' the account is to
> give it a *new* password.
>   
how ?

-- 
Bill Drescher
william {at} TechServSys {dot} com

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