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We don't know if you missed something, as you've not shown us what you did. On either box, when logged in as a normal user, open a terminal and run "sudo -i" and enter your USER password, and you'll probably be logged in as root. Otherwise, run "su -" and enter the root password again.
Well, it is, and I never log into my win 7 machine as Administrator, i right click and run as, and that's the closest thing you'll find on windows to sudo. Running sudo -i is the same as running cmd as Administrator. Sort of.
---------- Post added 24-02-12 at 03:29 PM ----------
Originally Posted by cascade9
Is that in reply to my post above yours (post #3)?
BTw, I agree, you shouldnt ever have to login to 'X' as root, even if your distro allows it.
Yes, you seem to have confused the /root directory and the root account. Hardly matters actually. I appear to be in a petty mood.