can't login to root on my (relatively new - 3 months old) Pangolin laptop system 76 Ubuntu 8.10.
I haven't tried before. I have successfully done updates through the gui sysadmin interface using the "admin password". I thought admin password would be the root password but I guess not.
I used to be (5 years ago) an administrator on linux (not ubuntu) and was interested in looking around, i.e. who is in the sudoers file, if there are any parameters that can be adjusted for the firewall, what kind of firewall, hope to do some Perl development - realizing one shouldn't make changes unless one is VERY serious and feels VERY sure but still...
how can I login to root (or su - superuser)? Did I miss something when I first brought this up? another password?