View Full Version : [ubuntu] Password Not Asked for when accessing root or installing apps
August 2nd, 2009, 04:18 AM
I am using a live boot off of a USB of Ubuntu 8.10. For some reason it's not asking me for a password to install apps or to go to etc file. Not sure if this is the default. Is there a way for me to get it to ask for a password?
August 2nd, 2009, 04:21 AM
It is the default for the live session. Once you install it, though, your installed version will ask for a password at appropriate times.
August 2nd, 2009, 07:46 AM
Thanks a lot aysiu. Do you know if there is a way to configure the live session with persistence to ask for a password?
August 2nd, 2009, 07:48 AM
Thanks a lot aysiu. Do you know if there is a way to configure the live session to ask for a password?
Why would you need it to? And to answer your question, you could try to create a new user, give it sudo access and start the live session as that user... But again, I'm not sure what the point of it would be.
August 4th, 2009, 05:36 AM
Why would you need it to?
I was under the assumption that having a password would make the system more secure from malware, viruses and other bad things trying to install themselves.
August 4th, 2009, 05:42 AM
there actually isn't that many Trojans or malware on Ubuntu to worry about. They are windows problems :)
August 4th, 2009, 04:13 PM
Do you know if there is a way to configure the live session with persistence to ask for a password?
If you want persistence, why not do a standard install to the this USB drive (from another USB drive or LiveCD)?
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