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Im new to here ,new to linux too and I need help
While installing ubuntu version 4.10 [AMD64/EMT64T Edition] ,I did not create any user Ids and I expected the installer to prompt for root's password.But the installer did not prompt for the root password and when I started the OS after the installation it is asking for root's password.
1)Is there any default password for the root account?
2) Is there any way that we can actually see the root's password or create new user accounts for ubuntu ,as Im able to see all the ubuntu files using FC3 thats installed on another partition?
Is there any other way other than reinstalling.
I use GRUB bootloader and, Fedora core3 and winXP installed before.
Ubuntu uses sudo instead of enabling the root account. As already noted, all you have to do is type 'sudo' before any command you wish to execute as root. The password you type should be the password for your own account.
You can re-enable the root account like so:
sudo passwd root
> Enter your own password
> Enter the new root password
> Confirm the new root password
I don't recommend doing this though, sudo is generally considered a more secure approach since only one command at a time is run as the root user.