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Postby mrlonely » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:41 pm

ive installed kubunti on a spare pc and to my surprise it didn't ask me for a root password i thought it would be blank but when typeing su it asked for a password wats the password i dont know this doesnt allow me me to get gnome using apt
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RE: kubunti root

Postby Flea » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:51 pm

With Ubuntu, by default, there is no root password. Everything you want to run as root can be done with sudo. For example, if you wanted to run cp as root you would -

$> sudo cp /home/blah/file1 /usr/blah/file2

and enter your own user account password when asked for it.

If you really want a root account type -

$> sudo passwd

And enter a new root password, after that su will work as expected with that new password.

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RE: kubunti root

Postby mrlonely » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:57 pm

thnx mate so all i ave to do is sudo apt-get etc
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RE: kubunti root

Postby mrlonely » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:59 pm

ok another question i did a full install of suse 9.3 and i mean everything so wheres gnome i cant find it ,, it says all is installed so im stuck trying a reinstall of gnome but nothing is working
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RE: kubunti root

Postby skecs » Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:43 am

When logging in you choose the window manager (KDE, Gnome, etc) from the Menu button on the bottom right of the login window. All of the Gnome applications are accessible from the default KDE window manager. If teh the applications aren't on the Menu, either right click and choose Menu Editor to manually add applications or Utilities => Desktop => Menu Updating Tool and it should scan for all applications that don't appear in the menu. Select the appropriate checkboxes and thay will be added.
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RE: kubunti root

Postby A-Wing » Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:39 am

I think that password system in Ubuntu is what mainly put me off, I kept typing the wrong password everytime I wanted root. Then went back to my Fedora machines and typed in the user password when I wanted root!!!
Although I'm sure there are other reasons.
Oh yea, you can't boot a system that has the root filesystem on a software RAID, that was another reason.
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RE: kubunti root

Postby mrlonely » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:24 pm

i know that how to change windows manager its not in the option
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Re: RE: kubunti root

Postby jimsaku » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:36 pm

A-Wing wrote: you can't boot a system that has the root filesystem on a software RAID, that was another reason.


surely that just depends on whether you set the persistent superblock? i'd be surprised if ubuntu would let you install / onto software RAID without setting it, or at least giving you the option to...

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RE: Re: RE: kubunti root

Postby A-Wing » Mon Jul 11, 2005 4:54 pm

As far as I am aware (I haven't done testing of this) the RAID modules aren't in the initrd, or at least don't try to start the array early enough to mount / on it.
Last time I tested it was when Hedgehog came out, I think I used persistent superblock.
I'm using Fedora with the RAID systems now anyway.
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