Ubuntu question

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Mon Apr 7 09:19:25 MDT 2008


On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 11:19 -0500, Andres Gonzalez wrote:
> 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?

Ubuntu wants you to use sudo for everything. By default, you can't log
in as root at all. Of course, it isn't hard to "sudo passwd root" if you
like to roll like that.





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