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How do I set the root password so I can use su instead of sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? Instead of letting you set a password for root during install Ubuntu set it to * for no password and disables the actual account login, ...
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how to find out root password [duplicate]

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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How to become root? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I have been trying for a week and a half trying to become root so I can change the motd for an assignment and I have had no luck. Can ...
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How do I recover my root password in ubunto terminal? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install xampp in my Ubuntu and in the process its asking for my root password which i don't remember ? I know my sudo user password. How can I recover my root password ? Please help !!
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What is the root password in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am trying to make Java and wireless access available to all the users and it asks for authentication, but my admin account's password ...
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Ubuntu Root user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? Hi folks, I have been getting hands on Ubuntu and really liking it. Though someone of the terms really confuse me. One such confusion is: ...
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How to change the root password on Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am using Bash. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I need to change the password.
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Root Access in Natty [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? How to access root in Natty? usually, i use this methode for login as root sudo password root but in Natty this methode not work. there a ...
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NEW TO UBUNTU, No loggin or password! [duplicate]

I downloaded Ubuntu 13.4 and I can only sign in as guest. I entered the User and Password I originally chose and nothing works. I can't do anything because I don't know the root password either. I run ...
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I disabled my admin account and now I can't log in no guest account [duplicate]

So I just bought a used Sony vaio with the ubuntu operating system. I disabled my admit account thinking that when I powered up it would just go to the home screen. Now I can't log in. It recognizes ...
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Logging in as root [duplicate]

Newbee to Ubuntu. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. How do I log in as root? Alternatively, when performing su, what's the default root password? Thanks in advance.
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 i was exploring in the users account. and i have changed my account rom administrator ...
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How do I get the root account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I want to get "root" account and I want to be root! But this 12.04 used a tile @ start screen. Unlike the older one using type account, ...
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A question about admin password [duplicate]

I am updating UBUNTU 14.04 then machine is restart then after currect username and password not login successfully.What can I do???
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Why is it bad to login as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...

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