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    "Mount" asks for root password

    Hi,
    I ve installed Gmount to play ISO files. I followed steps told in some article and opened ISO file in 1st box, opened empty folder I created on my desktop in the 2nd box and clicked on "Mount" and its asking me for root password. Now one thing I know about Ubuntu is this p/w is very imp. So is it a usual thing for Mount to need my password or should I just stay away from it?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: "Mount" asks for root password

    When Linux needs to do Very Important Things, it will ask for the root password...

    In the case of Ubuntu, the root account is disabled by default,
    so this mechanism is handled through 'sudo',
    which is in reality asking for your log-in password.

    Just type in your log-in password. All is fine.

    Note that nothing will be displayed, not even stars or dashes,
    this is to prevent someone else from counting the number of characters in your password (a very important piece of the puzzle when it comes to password cracking)
    "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price." -- Richard Stallman
    So don't forget to tip your software authors!

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    Re: "Mount" asks for root password

    this is fine, if you opened gmount and then it prompts for pass then no worries, the thing you need to worry about is being promted for password when you did not initiate it

    hope this helps
    cheers

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    Re: "Mount" asks for root password

    Thank you.

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