Just Got It

Dan Cherry dscherry at bellsouth.net
Mon Nov 19 16:59:22 CST 2007

On Monday 19 November 2007 5:19:36 pm junk2 at cercy.net wrote:
> I just got my dell with ubuntu preinstalled, but none of the paperworks
> says what the root passwd is. I need to instal a few apps and get the
> latest security updates.
> Is there a faq for this list?
> Thanks.
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You can enable root by simply giving it a password.

$sudo passwd root

passwd requires that you enter the new password twice, then root will behave 
like any other distribution.


Finding a solution to the problem doesn't solve the problem,
Implementing the solution solves the problem.

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