Re: Using Ubuntu when I'm used to Debian.
On 2006-04-03, Hodgins Family <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Phillipe:
> One issue that comes up is the way Ubuntu uses the sudo command.
> During installation, newcomers (with prior experience in Linux) are
> caught off guard when they are not asked to set up a root account and
> password. It can be unnerving.
That's what I've heard...
> A root password CAN be set up, though.
> And tasks that newcomers may have used the root account for in the past
> can also be done *by issuing the sudo command as a user*.
> As an example to make a root password:
> As a user, enter a terminal and type:
> sudo passwd root
> Ubuntu thinks it over and then asks for your user password...
...and I wondered if that would work!
> To alter the fstab file
> As user, enter a terminal and type:
> sudo vi /etc/fstab
> Ubuntu ask for your user password...
> It seems a bit twisted compared to other systems and some people are
> steamed by it.
Well, you've provided the solution!