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    what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Hello,

    I just installed ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM then opened the terminal and typed sudo apt update. it asks for the root password but what is the root password?

    The password is not ubuntu and its not blank and its not the password I created for the OEM user either. so what is it?

    thanks

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Does password work?
    It did here:
    https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread....0#post14047650

    Again, though, I'm not sure if you tried that or not.
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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Did you follow the steps at the Ubuntu Documentation at the link below?

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ub...aller_Overview

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    thanks for the info

    yes I followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Ub...aller_Overview
    but the oem user does not have full admin as it asks for root pass to run apt

    and no password is not the root password

    just followed this http://www.microhowto.info/howto/res...tribution.html

    and still the password I set does not work

    looks like I will have to reinstall unless anyone has any ideas.

    thanks

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    I thought the OEM installer meant that at the first run of the OS it would ask the person to create a user and that user would have sudo/admin privileges by default, exactly as when using a normal installation.

    Perhaps I'm wrong about that?

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I thought the OEM installer meant that at the first run of the OS it would ask the person to create a user and that user would have sudo/admin privileges by default, exactly as when using a normal installation.

    Perhaps I'm wrong about that?
    yes thats what I thought but it doesnt work

    running apt update from user oem doesnt work

    sudo apt update asks for root password which I dont know and did not set

    oem password doesnt work for root

    weird

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Apart from possibly trying recovery mode from the grub menu at boot, I am not sure what else to suggest.

    That link for OEM installation suggests that the temporary OEM user can install software, but apparently not!

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    I reinstalled and now all is fine
    thanks to everyone for the help.

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Just out of interest, did you do another OEM installation or a normal user installation; if a second OEM install, how did you manage to update this time?

    Anyway, this is good news!
    Please mark as SOLVED from the Thread Tools menu up-top if this is now solved to your satisfaction. It is a great help to other users searching the forum.

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    Re: what is the default root password for ubuntu-21.04-desktop OEM?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Just out of interest, did you do another OEM installation or a normal user installation; if a second OEM install, how did you manage to update this time?

    Anyway, this is good news!
    Please mark as SOLVED from the Thread Tools menu up-top if this is now solved to your satisfaction. It is a great help to other users searching the forum.
    I did a normal user install. marked as solved. thanks

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