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

Cheryl Holmes cherylholmes72 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 11:39:35 CDT 2010


Thank you very much Craig but since Ubuntu doesn't require a root password
I'm not going to do this because I would mess this up even worse. (chuckle)

Cheryl

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 11:08 AM, c P <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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.
>
> Craig
>
> 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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