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Root Password [SOLVED]

Postby steve423 » Thu May 01, 2008 12:29 am

When I recently installed 1.7 Ultimate Edition I was not asked to set a root (su) password. I can install and upgrade using my administrator password. I start a terminal type su I've tried every password that I would use but like I said I wasn't asked to create one. I can't config an app until I have root access.

What gives?


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Re: Root Password

Postby SaddleTramp » Thu May 01, 2008 12:51 am

Look here: viewtopic.php?f=27&p=7205#p7205
see if that helps what you're looking for.
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Re: Root Password

Postby LeadFingers » Thu May 01, 2008 3:58 am

steve423 wrote:When I recently installed 1.7 Ultimate Edition I was not asked to set a root (su) password. I can install and upgrade using my administrator password. I start a terminal type su I've tried every password that I would use but like I said I wasn't asked to create one. I can't config an app until I have root access.
What gives?
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Normally the administrator password is the root password.
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Re: Root Password

Postby SaddleTramp » Thu May 01, 2008 7:46 am

LeadFingers wrote:
steve423 wrote:When I recently installed 1.7 Ultimate Edition I was not asked to set a root (su) password. I can install and upgrade using my administrator password. I start a terminal type su I've tried every password that I would use but like I said I wasn't asked to create one. I can't config an app until I have root access.
What gives?
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Normally the administrator password is the root password.

Lead it's never worked for me either. I can type 'su', when asked for password, I put in my admin password, it comes back with:

bobby@bobby-ultimate:~$ su
Password: (enter my admin password)
su: Authentication failure
Sorry.
bobby@bobby-ultimate:~$


Hasn't mattered to me much since I use 'sudo' most of the time anyway. That works with my admin password.
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Re: Root Password

Postby ima » Thu May 01, 2008 8:50 am

I just tried it on my system and same thing but if you type in "sudo su" or "sudo -i" you should get root. I don't know the difference between the two but it works for me.

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Re: Root Password

Postby ubunoob » Thu May 01, 2008 10:05 am

I have seen this advice given to others, so maybe give this a try?

Open the terminal and type:
sudo passwd root
When you see the prompt that says “Enter new UNIX password”, enter the password you want for the root user and confirm it.

I think this next part is optional, but it was included here: http://www.sizlopedia.com/2008/04/16/ho ... root-user/

Type:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf
Locate the line that says “AllowRoot=false”. Change it to “AllowRoot=true”.
Save the file
Exit gedit, logout and then reboot.
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Re: Root Password

Postby SaddleTramp » Thu May 01, 2008 12:30 pm

Thanx ima & ubunoob...good answers. Never hurts to have more than one avenue to git-r-dun ;)
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Re: Root Password

Postby steve423 » Thu May 01, 2008 1:42 pm

You guys are Awsome! :D

Thanks for the help!


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Re: Root Password

Postby LeadFingers » Thu May 01, 2008 10:32 pm

ubunoob wrote:I have seen this advice given to others, so maybe give this a try?
Open the terminal and type:
sudo passwd root
When you see the prompt that says “Enter new UNIX password”, enter the password you want for the root user and confirm it.
I think this next part is optional, but it was included here: http://www.sizlopedia.com/2008/04/16/ho ... root-user/
Type:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf
Locate the line that says “AllowRoot=false”. Change it to “AllowRoot=true”.
Save the file
Exit gedit, logout and then reboot.

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Re: Root Password [SOLVED]

Postby mystqfae » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:01 pm

Thank you, I am VERY new to Linux/Ubuntu/Ultimate Edition/etc... and am in Johnny 5 mode (need more input) This thread and this forum has helped me immensely just in the last 2-3 weeks. Lots of love from a Win/Mac convert!
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