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Old 02-25-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
jessieleehernandez
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Angry Update/Install Problem (No Password though)


My administrator account has no password, and it is the ONLY administrator account, and when I try to update or install something (From that account, or my other standard accounts), I am prompted to type my administrator password, and I have no clue what to type in because I have no password! If you have an idea please tell me, I have 60 updates available and it is driving me insane not being able to update. Thank you.(Ubuntu Netbook Edition)

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Old 02-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Quoting from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo:
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By default, the Root account password is locked in Ubuntu
You should use sudo from your account and type your own password when prompted. The link above explains it all.
 
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #3
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Quoting from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo:

You should use sudo from your account and type your own password when prompted. The link above explains it all.
thank you so much!
 
  


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