Originally Posted by Cambo
Actually, it isn't so much a problem with dash, as getting Ubuntu to a state where you can install the very latest Nvidia drivers. It avoids any playing around with run levels, etc, which may have consequences with regard to wireless networking, etc.
The 'sudo bash' bit is just a way to get a root shell on Ubuntu, as by default, Ubuntu does not let you log in as root, and putting 'sudo' in front of every command can be a pain, and may also affect how a command runs.
Either way 'sudo bash' will eventually work as another workaround the dash issue. It's only specific to this latest driver.