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Old 08-01-2008, 12:46 AM   #1
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Root password in Ubuntu???


How do I know my root password in Ubuntu?
 
Old 08-01-2008, 12:48 AM   #2
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By default, Ubuntu does not use the "root" account. Anything requiring root privileges is doen using "sudo".

You can enable the root account by entering:
sudo passwd root

You'll be prompted for your regular user password, then the new root password.
 
  


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