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Old 14th November 2006, 00:39
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Default Enabling root account in Ubuntu

On most of the HowTo's how exactly do you enable that account and then disable it.

I take it on the initial install I created a user and password so I logon with that account and then execute the command:

sudo passwd root

then it asks for a password, right? so now is it asking for the account password I created the new account or is it asking for a new root password? I'm totally new.

Any help would be appreciated to clear things up to complete the 6.06 LTS installation. Thank you.
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Old 14th November 2006, 09:53
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Well, if you issue the first time a sudo command in that session then it will first ask for your user password again (it will do that also if the last use of a sudo command was a couple minutes ago...)
And then will you be asked to enter the new password for root and after that you will be asked to re-type it in case of typing mistakes.

Basically you are asked 3 times to enter a password.
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