Root Password - SOLVED.

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Tracyfromnc
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Root Password - SOLVED.

Post by Tracyfromnc » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:48 pm

Hello all.

I just installed Linux Mint on a small laptop and I was not given an opportunity to create a root user password during installation. If I was given this opportunity, I must have missed it. I do not do a lot of command line work because it's hard. (Let's face it.) However, is it good practice to have a root password "just in case" even if you have to ask for help to do any kind of command line work? If so, how do I add a root user and password "after the fact," after the OS is installed, working, and pretty?

I thank you for your help in advance.

Tracy
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Re: Root Password

Post by Flemur » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:52 pm

Tracyfromnc wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:48 pm
I just installed Linux Mint on a small laptop and I was not given an opportunity to create a root user password during installation.
You shouldn't really need one; you use your own regular user password when something asks for permissions, like

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$ sudo whatever
[sudo] password for <your-username>: 
That doesn't mean every user can do 'sudo', but the default, first user @installation can.
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Re: Root Password

Post by Tracyfromnc » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:03 pm

Okay, that is fine. I might just leave it alone for now then. If I see that I have some serious problems, I will revisit the topic so that I don't have to type "sudo" 100 times. Thank you very much.

Tracy

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Re: Root Password - SOLVED.

Post by Pierre » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:06 pm

unfortunately, you may have to type "sudo" 100 times,
depending on what type of maintenance that you are doing on that machine.

you can't bypass this, as it is part of the Linux Security system,
& this is partly why an Linux System is that much more secure than an Windows System is.
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Re: Root Password - SOLVED.

Post by catweazel » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:24 pm

Pierre wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:06 pm
you can't bypass this
sudo su
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