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

David Kowis dkowis at shlrm.org
Wed Sep 29 13:18:58 CDT 2010


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On 9/29/2010 11:51 AM, Charles Mims wrote:
> I use Ubuntu, but have never cared for the lack of root access except using
> sudo.  On occasions
> it just doesn't work e.g. try to set up a cups printer using a browser.
> 
> Ubuntu does create a root account but does not assign a password.  You
> simply need to create one.
>  $ sudo passwd root
> You can then create the password for root and 'su' into the root account.

You can accomplish the same thing with sudo by running 'sudo su -' and
you'll be in the root account without setting an additional password.
It's probably safer, and that's how Ubuntu Does Things(tm)

David
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