Enabling root account in Ubuntu

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by FrozenPixel, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. FrozenPixel

    FrozenPixel New Member

    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.
  2. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    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.
  3. FrozenPixel

    FrozenPixel New Member

    Thank you.

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