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I just installed ubuntu desktop 13.04

I need the root access and need to know the root password During installation, I left it blank.

How can find out my root password ?

Thanks. somner

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marked as duplicate by Mateo, Eric Carvalho, Thomas W., MestreLion, Kevin Bowen May 9 '13 at 1:05

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@Radu Nope, not a duplicate. While the title might be misleading, the OP never actually set one. –  Ian Carroll May 8 '13 at 21:49
    
@IanCarroll I said possible, I didn't decided that is it :) –  Radu Rădeanu May 8 '13 at 22:04
    
@IanCarroll the answer on the duplicate is still 100% accurate, because that answer will answer here. If they need root, they can use sudo to run commands as superuser, when using the user that was configured at installation time. The duplicate status is accurate and correct as a result. –  Thomas W. May 9 '13 at 0:21
    
Ok, fair enough. –  Ian Carroll May 9 '13 at 13:20

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Simple answer : You can't find the root password, If you could it would break the security model.

Also, by default root does not have a password which prevents you from logging in as root.

If you want to enable root login see this post. How to enable root login? However its not recommended see here

If you have lost the password of all Administrative users see this post on how to fix: How do I reset a lost administrative password?

Another option is sudo -i with your password which runs a session as root

Also take a look here RootSudo

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While the answer given by A J is technically correct, you should use sudo su to switch to the root user. If for some reason you must use his answer, please do sudo bash --login

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Why? I need some arguments. –  Radu Rădeanu May 8 '13 at 21:37
    
--login will present you with a login-type shell instead of something simulated. –  Ian Carroll May 8 '13 at 21:47

Root login is disabled by default in ubuntu. You can switch to root with

sudo bash

and then give it your personal password.

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