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Thread: super user password?

  1. #1
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    super user password?

    Hi

    I am trying to enter super use mode:

    su

    But the password I give is incorrect. I only created 1 login when I installed, and I should be the administrator (hopefully). I am entering the same password as my login. I can use this password to sudo everything but it gets rather annoying.

    If I am not the super user, who is?

  2. #2
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    Re: super user password?

    no-one! ubuntu doesnt install a root account by default. rather, it give you, the first user super user privilages through sudo. for example sudo command - and it wil promt for YOUR password. it basically stops hackers tryign to exploit a root account, and they cant as it doesnt exist.
    Dell Inspiron 1720 - Ubuntu 9.04 / Windows Vista

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: super user password?

    Quote Originally Posted by mashamoo View Post
    Hi

    I am trying to enter super use mode:

    su

    But the password I give is incorrect. I only created 1 login when I installed, and I should be the administrator (hopefully). I am entering the same password as my login. I can use this password to sudo everything but it gets rather annoying.

    If I am not the super user, who is?
    it is a long story it is best described here - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

    edit: and there IS a root account... !!! make no mistake here

  4. #4
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    Re: super user password?

    Haha wow.

    Man that is really clever. I like.

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