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root password"

Postby cybermark4000 » Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:57 pm

I installed the bianca edition of Linux Mint lite. During the installation process I was not asked to make up a password for the "root " account. How do I find the password? This copy of Linux Mint came with a periodical (Linux User Magazine). There was no mention anywhere of a root password. Can somebody help me?

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Re: root password"

Postby msuggs » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:37 pm

If you setup a normal account you have sudo access and don't need to activate the root account

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Re: root password"

Postby erginemr » Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:23 am

And with sudo, the password that you will be putting in is your normal user password. Like this:
sudo command_that_you _want_to run_with_root_permissions
Password: <your_password>

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Re: root password"

Postby MagnusB » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:46 am

You can log in as root (in a terminal) using:

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sudo su -

then type in the password for your ordinary user.
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Re: root password"

Postby Deirdre » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:29 am

One more addition, if you want to set the root password you can do that with

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sudo passwd root

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