On 2/17/06, Patrick Stack <lists at adeptassociates.net> wrote:
> I've been having a hell of a time trying to install FC4 on a Fujitsu AMD
> Athlon. It didn't install properly as it wouldn't read /dev/hda3 (/home)
> saying it couldn't find the LABEL='home' or some such on boot up.
> A look at the partition table showed that there were 13983 unallocated
> In any case, as I was pressed for time, I decided to try Ubuntu instead
> and installed v.5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog?) without a problem. That is until
> I tried suing from the command line - I suddenly realised that the
> install never asked me for an admin password so I have no idea what it
> is. Is this weird of just an Ubuntu thing?
It asks you to setup a user account and gives that account rights to
sudo. It is trying to dissuade you from using root directly for
security reasons. See
http://ubuntuguide.org/#setchangeenablerootpassword for some more
details on enabling root should you want to.
"sudo su -" will probably do what you want for now.
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