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i'm running ubuntu linux. when installing, i was asked for a user name and password which i gave. now, when the login screen comes up i can use the username and password that i entered during installation, but i can't login as root or as SU. what's going on? when i type "su" in the shell, it askes me for a password. i've tried using the username and the password that i entered during installation and they both don't work.
thanks, got it now. is there a special how to guide written for Ubuntu? i checked ubuntuforums.org but the guide isn't what i'm really looking for. i'm especially interested in the commands in the shell. also on unpacking/zipping apps and installing them.