__/ [Ignoramus19736] on Tuesday 07 February 2006 04:44 \__
> On Mon, 06 Feb 2006 21:28:48 -0700, ray <ray@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 03:19:13 +0000, Ignoramus19736 wrote:
>>> I just installed edubuntu. It did not ask me for root password, I
>>> think (but it asked me for a regular user account).
>>> How do I set the root password on this thing without knowing
>>> one. Thanks
>> As explained by others, ubuntu does not have a root password, it is
>> expected you will use sudo - when you activate a system app, it asks for
>> your password - sudoing the thing. I find that there are rarely times when
>> it is indeed useful to be able to log as root - if you're inclined to do
>> that try 'sudo passwd' - that will allow you to set the root password.
> thanks... I am a little set in my ways after using unix for 12
> years... I changed the root password and I will su to root. I do not
> want my kid to sudo without supplying root pwd. How would I require
> supplying root password?
You might wish to create a second account for yourself .Look at the
/etc/sudoers file. Ubuntu is set up so that users can run admin commands
via sudo. When you look at the /etc/sudoers file you might see the
# This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root.
# See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
# Host alias specification
# User alias specification
# Cmnd alias specification
# User privilege specification
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
Add the line
igorasmus ALL=(ALL) ALL
You could in principle use
%users ALL=(ALL) ALL
But I guess this is not what you are after.
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