Being root

bill william at TechServSys.com
Wed Jun 24 16:17:13 BST 2009


bill wrote:
> 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 ?
never mind, answered - thanks all

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

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