[TriLUG] Ubuntu 12.04 root password reset

Brian McCullough bdmc at bdmcc-us.com
Mon Apr 30 09:59:32 EDT 2012

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 08:43:16AM -0400, matt at noway2.thruhere.net wrote:
> > I have "upgraded" from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04.
> Sounds like something barfed during the installation process.
> Have you googled the how to reset root password?  

I also seem to remember that recent ( last year or more ) versions of
Ubuntu have no "root" password, but insist on you using "sudo" from your
own user account.

Sure, once you are in sudo you can set a root password, but that isn't
the default.


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