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Month: March 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Next problem

From: Gerhard Zintel <gerhard.zintel@...>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:34:59 +0100
On Friday 20 March 2015, Gene Heskett wrote:
> password.  But the only way to get rid of a root password is a bare
> metal reinstall.
surely not. I don't know the answer by heart, but editing in /etc/passwd 
or /etc/shadow, or other files for sure gives you the possibility to get rid of 
the password. 

Here seems to be an answer to your question:

In short:
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If you want to disable root account in ubuntu you need to lock the root account 
by using the following command

$sudo passwd -l root
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I've not tested it though