[plug] fresh kubuntu install - what's the root password?

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Fri Jun 22 08:09:45 WST 2007


> I want to start installing stuff using apt-get, but to do so, I'm going 
> to need to be root.  Does anyone know how to reset the root password in 
> a fresh kubuntu install?

You can use "sudo" by default, IIRC:

eg, open up a terminal or log into a console, then:

david% sudo su -

You could then use passwd to change the real root password if you 
wanted. I suspect that the graphical programs such as Synaptic would 
probably accept your normal password too if they asked (but that's only 
a suspicion).


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