How to set a root password on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux - LinuxConfig.org


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Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver installation comes with a blank root password as default. This is a security precaution as user is expected to never login as the root user. For any privileged administration tasks the user is required to use the sudo command.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-set-a-root-password-on-ubuntu-18-04-bionic-beaver-linux