|Subject:||Re: [gNewSense-users] I did something stupid - root password locked :-(|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Feb 2007 20:29:50 -0500|
andrei raevsky wrote:
> Thanks for the link to the Ubuntu doc. This sudo thing is new to me,
> but it seems to make sense, in particular that some stuff still seems
> needs a root password (like stopping or killing a process).
No. Things that would ordinarily require a root password now require
sudo (which only requires the user password). Try man sudo_root. You
can of course still unlock the root account, but it isn't recommended (I
still did it).
> Why should I copy the password hash and not just simply delete the
> password as I did (which obviously did not work - but I wonder why it
> did not)?
I don't know the format of the password file, but I assume it does not
allow for no password. Also, keep in mind the hash of "" is not "".
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