Root Password Ubuntu 7.10

As default Ubuntu has no password set for the root user. To gain root access you have to type in your own user password. This is the password you set for the first user while installing Ubuntu.

To manually set a password for the root user, type in the following in the shell:

sudo passwd

After that you are asked to type in the new root password twice. Finally, your root user has its own password.

One Response to “Root Password Ubuntu 7.10”

  1. Valley Says:

    I have booted with ubuntu 7.10 live cd and its asking for a password.

    The machine am running it on is a fujitsu siemens primergy c200.

    Please help onhow I can log in. Thanks


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