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Setting up a Root Account on Ubuntu
Posted by Phillip Nguyen on 29 January 2014 02:15 PM

Setting up a root account in Ubuntu can be completed in just a couple easy steps.  Simply run the following commands:

$sudo -i

$ sudo passwd root

You will then be able to input your desired root password.  The server will request a sudo password, this is provided in your setup email.  Before using a root account on Ubuntu, we recommend you read through this article:

It contains valuable information regarding the root account and potential risks associated with using it.  Often times, it is better to use sudo to perform day to day tasks.

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