root login and password in Ubuntu

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root login and password in Ubuntu

Postby hrishi_k86 » 28. Sep 2008, 17:29

Hi
I m using Ubuntu as guest on Windows XP as host with VirtualBox. I want to mount my USB drive (Pen Drive). I used command 'mount'. But it is asking for root login and password. Also I cannot find my shared folder.
What is password for 'root'.
Plz help me.
Thanks.
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Re: root login and password in Ubuntu

Postby stephanecharette » 28. Sep 2008, 19:36

hrishi_k86 wrote:I m using Ubuntu as guest on Windows XP as host with VirtualBox. I want to mount my USB drive (Pen Drive). I used command 'mount'. But it is asking for root login and password. Also I cannot find my shared folder.
What is password for 'root'.


This is a Ubuntu question, not VirtualBox! Ubuntu does not have a root user. So no root password either.

You must use sudo instead. For example:

$ sudo mount -a

As for the shared folder question, you'll have to be more precise in where you see a failure so we can help you. Please ensure you've read section 4.6 of the user manual.

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