I'm running Debian in a virtual machine and for convenience I would like to remove the password on root (since it doesn't really matter what happens to this box). Internet hasn't been too helpful on this one, which I suppose is OK because this is not normally something you'd want to do!
I tried passwd -d root, but su won't accept the empty password. I assume there is some sort of PAM policy blocking me, but I haven't been able to find a working solution. Any help appreciated!
(Just to clarify: I don't want to always run as root. I'd like a little bit of accident proofing in case I spaz out and
rm -rf /. Just, when I'm ready to run as root, I don't want to be second guessed.)
Edit: I also know about the sudoers hack. I'm just curious to find out what in Debian is blocking this.