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Old 07-30-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
cantbetrue
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su help for Ubuntu 10.04.3


It seems I cannot use "su" with my normal log-in password. Is there some default password for this with Ubuntu 10.04.3

How do I change it.... ? etc...

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:35 PM   #2
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Use 'sudo -i' instead
 
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, Ubuntu chose to use a non-std way of handling getting into root ... sigh ..
Anyway, by default, root acct is locked out, so you have to use 'sudo' and your own passwd.
You can only use 'su -' if you have the actual root passwd.
There are ways of resetting this on Ubuntu if you search around LQ.

I never use Ubuntu.
 
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:56 AM   #4
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Thanks, that did it.

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Use 'sudo -i' instead
Thanks for helping... :-)
 
  


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