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Old 09-09-2009, 03:17 AM   #1
fazeel
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Can't log into Ubuntu as root


Hi I'm new to this forum as well as to linux.

I'm have installed ubuntu jaunty 9.04 and created a account name fazeel at the beginning. system didn't ask for any root password. the problem is when I'm trying to log in as root it says "cannot login as a administrator"
can any one help pls?
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:19 AM   #2
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Use better thread titles and don't demand urgent help. This is a volunteer forum - people aren't paid to answer questions.

With regards to your question, google it.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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The *buntu distros do not use a root account. If you need to do any tasks requiring root access, do this:
Code:
sudo <command name>
*enter your user password when prompted*
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:32 AM   #4
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All the relevant information, here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo.
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:35 AM   #5
fazeel
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hi!

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Originally Posted by colucix View Post
All the relevant information, here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo.
thank you very much for the help
 
Old 09-09-2009, 03:46 AM   #6
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What if you wanna do is to login X as root, you can do it in ubuntu, but its not safe

Command: gdmsetup

check allow administrator login in the Security tab
 
  


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