I want to run Ubuntu without ever having to enter a password - not on install and not during any kind of operation. Is this possible? I have read through the forums and really did not see an answer. All the responses were "there is no reason to do it" and "here is a temporary work around", but there was never and answer.
I am running a copy of Ubuntu on a virtual machine (vmware) which is running on a physical computer that has no internet access, no physical access by anyone but me and one user - me. No data is stored on that machine. There is no possibility of an kind of security issue unless my dog suddenly becomes a hacker. If by not having a password I accidentally corrupt some system file, I just delete that virtual machine and create a new one. I hope this obviates the need to have a opinion based discussion on the merits of a password.
Just for the curious, I am developing code for hardware and the ubuntu machine runs my JTAG debugger - that is all it does and all it will ever do. The reason to remove the password has to do with some issues with the debugger software - which I spent way to long on the phone with the provider trying to fix and now just need to get back to the real job at hand.
So is it possible? If so, what do I need to do?