Originally posted by clo99dx
First time using linux so please dont flame me. I am using Mandrake and added a new user. How do I give that user root privileges? I was searching the board and tried "has this been asked? button" but couldnt find any hints.
Actually asked all the time and 99.9999% will give the same answer of, "Don't Do It!"
Its a security risk and bad security practice. Setup sudo or su when needing to be root. Of if you just simply don't care about security, just login as root, but don't cry when your system is vulnerable if on the net and one day you find either its cracked, hacked or setup as a community machine for the crackers who will use it to crack other networks and systems, making you look at fault..