gonzo at agoralabs.com
Mon Apr 7 10:19:19 MDT 2008
I recently installed the new Ubuntu on a new box I just built. The
install went fine, but I was puzzled by the fact that the install
process did NOT ask me to set the root password. Is that normal? Why did
the install process not ask to setup a root password?
The install process did ask me to setup a regular user and password. So,
I can login as that user as normal. However, when I try to su to root, I
of course, do not have a password to give it.
Am I hosed?? Do I have to reinstall? Is there an easy way to re-set a
root password? Which then brings up a security question. If I can
re-set the root password, does not that make the system insecure?
If I boot up off a CD, mount the drive, then edit the "root" line in the
/etc/passwd file, will that do it?
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