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Re: As seen above: use of su vs sudo

On 08/07/2018 09:06 PM, Joe wrote:
> On Tue, 7 Aug 2018 12:11:50 +0100
> Jonathan Dowland <jmtd@debian.org> wrote:
>> If you set a root password in d-i (as it asks you to), it doesn't
>> install sudo. If you try to set a blank root password, it locks the
>> root account, installs sudo and sets up the user you created with sudo
>> access.
> OK, I've never tried that. I always want the option of connecting a
> monitor and actually logging in as root, just in case of
> difficulties. I believe that some boot problems are not solveable
> without being able to provide a root password, long before the
> operating system can provide su or sudo.

In those truly catastrophic cases, you can set init=/bin/sh in the
bootloader kernel line, which will boot you into a root shell.

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