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Old 01-03-2007, 05:24 AM   #1
Nexxt
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How do i set my super user password?


I am having trouble making myself a super user... i dont remember it asking me for a root/super user password! help me!
(BTW im using edgy and it is my first linux install, i need it because wen i try to install my video driver with terminal...)
 
Old 01-03-2007, 05:33 AM   #2
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ubuntu uses sudo for everything....

Code:
 sudo passwd
will set your root password.

http://www.ubuntux.org/how-to-change...word-in-ubuntu
 
Old 01-03-2007, 05:34 AM   #3
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Drat. I didn't realize that sudo wouldn't ask for the root password. This may only be for the 1st normal user. Ignore my pre-edited advice.

Last edited by jschiwal; 01-03-2007 at 05:51 AM.
 
Old 01-03-2007, 05:36 AM   #4
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You will need your root password for lots of things! Most distros make you set a root password during installation but ubuntu works a little differently.

It's explained here: http://www.ubuntux.org/how-to-change...word-in-ubuntu

You might also want to read this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=512518
 
Old 01-03-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
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You don't need a root password in Ubuntu.

Just use sudo or gksudo for any administrative tasks you need to accomplish.

Further reading:
http://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/permissions
 
  


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