[SATLUG] Root Password - Help Please!!!!

c P sargonemail at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 11:08:47 CDT 2010

> Tried hitting "enter" without entering anything and it didn't work.  We
> never entered any password any where except for a user password along with a
> username.  Sounds like I will have to completely reinstall Ubuntu but maybe
> go back down to 9.10 to resolve this as it may be an issue with the 10.04
> distro.
> What does anyone think?

Open a command line terminal under X or do ctrl-alt and F2 (use F7 to
get back to Xwindows).
Type: sudo password root
Depending on your system configuration it may ask you for the current
user password before letting you change the root password.
After changing the root password to something you know, you can then
enter in the password in the "box" as usual.


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Michael <mmorse757 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 09/29/2010 10:26 AM, Borries Demeler wrote:
>> Sounds like I have to do a complete reinstall then since it is not
>>> recognizing the user password and the root password as the same.
>>> I never entered a root password on the original install only a user
>>> password.
>>> Thank You!
>>> Cheryl
>> In that case, does anyone know what Ubuntu puts there by default, if
>> anything?
>> I never used ubuntu. Have you tried just hitting "enter" without entering
>> anything?
>> Does anyone using ubuntu know this answer?
>> -b.
> I am confused.  I thought Ubuntu disabled root accounts by default.
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