Ubuntu disables root access by default. You should use the sudo command. If you would like to enable root access you will need to edit /etc/shadow. On the first line (root) there should be an asterix between two colons, if you remove the asterix you will be able to log in as root with no password. Of course you will have to use sudo to edit the file. If you enable root, you should create a password for the account ASAP.
sudo nano /etc/shadow
Edit: When sudo asks for a password you need to specify yours not root's.
Last edited by twsnnva; 03-06-2005 at 11:56 PM.