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Old 01-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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how come i dont have a root password?

i realized that i cant log in as root because i dont have a root password. which is really weird because some people said you were supposed to set it up when you were installing the os. but i never did one and it never requested one. anyone know what i can do?
Old 01-06-2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using?

Ubuntu sets up the first user you create as an administrator and you can do root tasks using sudo. When it asks for a password, you use your users password.

Very similar to how Mac OS 10 is setup.
Old 01-06-2008, 06:32 PM   #3
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im using freespire 2.0
Old 01-06-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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woah i fixed it.
sudo passwd root


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