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  1. arunks

    arunks Hey here is the aks

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    what is default root password in ubuntu..as it asks everytime if wanna change properties or delete add folders in mnt..

    i havn't set it..

    So plz tell me ..i think it is 7 letters long as shown by *s in root properties
     
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    Ubuntu sets a random password during installation. Ofcourse, you don't need to
    know Root password for administration of Ubuntu!! Use 'sudo', 'gksudo' commands
    To create a folder Open the Terminal Window and type:
    $ sudo mkdir /mnt/win_c
    $ sudo mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c

    For copying files use the 'cp' command, for moving files use 'mv command.
    Syntax:
    cp <source> <destination>
    You can use absolute path or relative path. '.' refers to current directory.
    Similarly
    mv <source <destination>
    You can use absolute path or relative path. '.' refers to current directory.
    Similarly
    If you want to write Windows partition use 'sudo'
    For eg.,
    $ sudo cp /home/kamal/Docs/*.jpg /mnt/win_d
    This copies all the JPEG files in the 'Docs' folder to the D drive (Ofcourse D drive
    must be mounted in /mnt/win_d !!)
    For editing Root file , use :
    $ sudo gedit <path>
     
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    IUW,can set root passwd as follows in a terminal:
    Code:
    sudo passwd root
    and enter new root passwd.next time u can be root as using "su -"
    for logging in as root user in GNOME,try running gdmsetup as root and allow local admin to login.:)
     
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