View Full Version : [ubuntu] problem in dual boot installation

September 13th, 2010, 09:38 AM
I have a laptop with window 7. i have installed ubuntu with wubi but while installation, i did not get option for root password. i have installed the ubuntu without root password. so i am not able access the root directories. I have wifi office and my laptop is not able to get the wifi network. i have checked the network parameters and they seem to ok. please guide me for right installation of ubuntu as i am a newbie to linux.

September 13th, 2010, 09:49 AM
There is no root password.

Use sudo


September 13th, 2010, 10:03 AM
If you want to use your Desktop (GUI) j then go ALT/F2 and then type in gksudo nautilus

You are now root and what ever you change and save is what you get.
Your password was the one you typed in at install right after it asked you for your name.
At terminal you have to use sudo then a command and it will ask for your password.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

test it to show you when you type your password it will not show you the letters.