where do i ask a question?

Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com
Mon Apr 7 14:54:25 CDT 2008

Hi Kevin,

In Ubuntu, there is no root password defined.  You use your normal user
password to authenticate these types of tasks that normally you would
need to be "root" to do.  Please read 

On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 15:41 -0400, kevin hay wrote:

>  ubtunu  7.10 from wikki
> http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Ubuntu_7.10      for the insprion
> 1420 n with a intel processor . i installed it  because the   regular
> upgrade  didnt work with the video card.  now i cant  do anything
> because i need a admin password but i never set one and this install
> never gave me the option to. what would the default password be?
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