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#1 rockville


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Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:35 PM

I installed my ubuntu through live CD and then I had to install on the HD. I did installed it but it never asked me for root passward. I can't change or modify any files without been root. How do I get this root passward?

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:01 PM

By default, the root account password is locked in Ubuntu.



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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:11 AM

Yet another reason to not like Ubuntu lmao ... sorry just had to say it...

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:04 PM

The root account is disabled in Ubuntu by default as a security feature, besides, there's really nothing you can't do with sudo that you can do with root.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 06:26 PM

You can open a terminal session and become root by using the following command:

sudo su
And entering your password. But madman6510 is right: with sudo, there's no real need to log in as root.

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