The Ubuntu Root Password Rumour
Aug 14, 2009, 20:31 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Rubbish. Some versions claim it is a randomly generated one.
Rubbish. There is no root password, and this statement mustn't be
confused with "the password is carriage return" (a usage RMS tried
to popularize at MIT). Take a look at /etc/shadow, if you will
(sudo less /etc/shadow). On a default install, the first few lines
will look something like this:"