[TriLUG] Ubuntu 12.04 root password reset

Jeremy Bicha jbicha at ubuntu.com
Mon Apr 30 10:04:34 EDT 2012

On 30 April 2012 09:59, Brian McCullough <bdmc at bdmcc-us.com> wrote:
> I also seem to remember that recent ( last year or more ) versions of
> Ubuntu have no "root" password, but insist on you using "sudo" from your
> own user account.
> Sure, once you are in sudo you can set a root password, but that isn't
> the default.

Ubuntu has always disabled the root account by default. I'm surprised
more distros don't do the same.


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