Originally Posted by tennisbum
Hello All, I am a new linux user. I have ubuntu installed. When I try to get updates I am having problems. I am prompted for a system password in order to make any changes. But when I installed ubuntu I did not setup my system to need a password. So how do I fix this problem so I can download updates?
When I installed Ubuntu I did not set up a password either.
However when I go to open/start my firewall or use Synaptic Package Mgr it ask's me for my root for authentication.
Your root password may be all that you need.
Hope this helps.