I have a big problem.
I'm using Ubuntu Server Edition 11.04 in my work.
It was everything working fine until I try to export the users from another server.
No, I don´t know the root password (and i have activated and set the root password previously :( ) Anyone knows a way to reset the root password?
I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my 32-bit machine using Ubuntu installer and gave a password when prompted. Later I was able to use that password for logging in, locking-unlocking, authentication etc.(I guess that's because I was the administrator then).
I started with Ubuntu Server and then added the desktop. I tried a very easy password to go with root, when I tried installing for the second time. This root password, which I know I had it right, would not work. I could use the sudo command though. Anyway, I decided to try Kubuntu, liking the way it looked and the reviews I read.
I was just wondering: are there any actual disadvantages to setting a root password in Ubuntu...especially if you re-disable the root account after setting the password? Setting a root password would also render the password reset method mentioned in the article below useless, right?
Earlier yesterday I got a notice there were some updates ready to be installed. It asked for my bill48 password. I entered it and it was declined. I entered the password again and it was decliend again. I was able to get the updates by going through the Mageia Control Center using the Root password, which I did remember.
Now I need some assitance in creating a new 'localhost' password.