Password Problem (Operator stupidity)

Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Jun 28 20:20:00 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:02 PM, John Graddy <jwgraddy at> wrote:
> I evidently entered the Super User password incorrectly when I installed
> Ubuntu.  Is there any way to find out what I actually entered?
> If the answer is "no", is there any way to execute commands as Super
> User?

Why "evidently"? Are you trying to su to root?

There is no root setup in a default Ubuntu install.

The first user that you create - the one created at install - is able
to "sudo" to gain root privilege one command at a time or "sudo
-i"/"sudo -s" for the equivalents of "su -"/"su".

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list