[Ilugc] Ubuntu:Logging in as root
parth.technofreak at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 09:58:32 IST 2007
Sudev Barar wrote:
>> In Ubuntu, the first user is given the administrator privileges to do
>> installation and other administration work, but this account is not
>> equal to a root user account. The root user account is disabled by
>> $ sudo passwrd
>> If it asks for a password - first, type your current user password
>> Then it will ask to enter the new Unix password, enter the password for
>> 'root' and again renter it when it asks.
> I know this is not what OP asked for but Ubuntu's philosophy of not
> having root login is rather neat. You can always drop in to root with
> " sudo su - " using your password if you have admin rights.
I suppose the OP mentioned that she has removed the 'admin' privilege on
her account in the 'Manage User and Groups' panel. Hence, she might not
have administrative privileges to do a "sudo su -", if am not wrong.
That is why I suggested on enabling the root user account, as she might
not be having the admin privileges for her current account. So she can
not add a administrator privilege to any new user account she creates.
I am myself a strong advocate of no-root-user-login, but when she has
disabled the admin rights on her first account, am afraid there is not
much way out than enabling the root account and getting back those
privileges for the user account of hers'. If there is an alternative
way, other than enabling the root account, I strongly suggest that :)
A Proud GNU/Linux User and Ubuntero
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