Ubuntu question

Andres Gonzalez gonzo at agoralabs.com
Mon Apr 7 10:35:48 MDT 2008

Thanks for the responses--that seems to explain it.


Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> Andres asked:
>> 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.
> Type 'sudo bash' at a prompt and you'll be asked for your password.  
> Then you'll be logged in as root, running a bash shell.
> You can also use 'sudo <any command you want>' and again will be asked 
> for your password.  Then the command you specify will be run as root.
> It's sort of a weird setup, but you get used to it.  And I can 
> understand the reason the Ubuntu team does it that way.
> HTH,
> Jeff

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