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Old 10-30-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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Got a problem after I Installed Ubuntu (no root )


oh, well, through the whole installation process, i was never asked to make a root acc + password.

just at a certain time, a popup showed where i had to create my account + password, but nothin about root. Now, that ubuntu is installed, i have no root, which is hilarious. Anybody knows what could have caused that..?


p.s. using the newest release of Ubuntu.
 
Old 10-30-2006, 01:38 PM   #2
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Debian and all Debian related distros (such as Ubuntu) do not have root users by default. Instead, there is a command called sudo which lets each user run commands with elevated privileges after they type their password. A nice thing about it is that you can edit the /etc/sudoers file to control who can use sudo, and what they are able to get admin privileges to. For more info check out the man page for sudo.

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Old 10-30-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by crashsystems
Debian and all Debian related distros (such as Ubuntu) do not have root users by default. Instead, there is a command called sudo which lets each user run commands with elevated privileges after they type their password. A nice thing about it is that you can edit the /etc/sudoers file to control who can use sudo, and what they are able to get admin privileges to. For more info check out the man page for sudo.
thanks pal, this helped A TON

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Old 10-30-2006, 05:55 PM   #4
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Debian does have root. Ubuntu is the only distro I've seen using sudo in the way it does. Just wanted to clear it out
 
Old 10-30-2006, 06:22 PM   #5
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Even Ubuntu has root. You just need to enable it by customising the password (which is not known by default).
Code:
#sudo passwd root
Personally i don't prefer 'sudo' at all. I like the fact that there is a 'root' user

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Old 10-30-2006, 08:19 PM   #6
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You can also run sudo su to convert yourself into root.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:29 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by shrikant.odugoudar
Even Ubuntu has root. You just need to enable it by customising the password (which is not known by default).
Code:
#sudo passwd root
Personally i don't prefer 'sudo' at all. I like the fact that there is a 'root' user
yes even UBUNTU has a root, in fact we have these two commands:
- sudo passwd root
- sudo passwd -l root

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Old 11-01-2006, 11:34 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by shrikant.odugoudar
Even Ubuntu has root. You just need to enable it by customising the password (which is not known by default).
Code:
#sudo passwd root
Personally i don't prefer 'sudo' at all. I like the fact that there is a 'root' user
yes even UBUNTU has a root, in fact we have these two commands:
- sudo passwd root
- sudo passwd -l root
 
  


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