Ridding myself of root passwords?

Jima jima at beer.tclug.org
Mon Feb 3 20:41:18 MST 2014

On 2014-02-02 16:55, S. Dale Morrey wrote:
> Has anyone here managed to completely eliminate a root password once it's
> set?

  Since I haven't seen anyone address it, you probably don't want to 
completely invalidate root's password, on the off-chance the system ends 
up booted into single-user mode (e.g., in the event an at-boot fsck 
softfails).  Sure, there are ways around it (booting with init=/bin/sh 
for instance), but it's something to keep in mind.


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