Friday, March 16, 2012

ubuntu default root password


You may not login as root user in newly installed ubuntu or debian desktop server because you don't know the default root password. The thing is there is no default root password. You can set the root password as.

Login as the normal user u created doing the installation with the password you specified. Then run

$sudo passwd root
then it will prompt for your logged users password. Entering the password the system will prompt for the credentials for the root password. Give the password you want to set.

$su -
give root password. Thats it.

Recommended Reading

1. Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, A (2nd Edition)
2. UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook (4th Edition)
3. Linux All-in-One For Dummies
4. Introduction to the Command Line (Second Edition): The Fat Free Guide to Unix and Linux Commands

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