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Old 11-16-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
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Question How Do I Create A Super User That Can Do Anything?


How can I create a super user in SuSE 9.1 Linux? I need a super user for myself...
Any suggestions?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 01:24 PM   #2
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hmm... got root?

there's a point there's only one 'super user'

--what are you trying to do?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 01:25 PM   #3
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Got Root?

Oh, and welcome to LQ

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Old 11-16-2004, 01:38 PM   #4
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What Doolspin and Secesh are saying is that if you open a console and type su and then the rot password, you will be able to issue commands as root (check out man su for more info). If this is too cumbersome for you, look in to adding your account to sudo (see man sudo for more info)

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Old 11-16-2004, 01:44 PM   #5
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What I dont get, is why cant I just create a admin account, like Windows XP? Isnt there a graphical feature that lets me add a super user?
 
Old 11-16-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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What you would need to do is to add a normal user and make that user a member ofall the same groups that root is in. Users are added via YAST in SuSE. This is, however, a dangerous thing to do - as this super user you will be able to delete necessary files and folders, if you get hacked or someone logs in as you, they will have free rein over the entire system. *Nix is set up to purposely limit users' access, this is more secure.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 02:02 PM   #7
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If you don't know what your root password is, you most likely (and hopefully) entered it during your SuSE install.
 
  


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