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i recently ran the salix 13.37 LiveCD on VirtualBox but i can only login to "one" user account with no password but i can't seem to login to root.. when i type "root" as username and "live" as the password all i get is "The system administrator is not allowed to login from this screen". so how do i login as a root user with a GUI.thanks
a lot of distributions do not allow you to log in as root, as many consider it to be bad practice. That said, you can run gui tools as root usually simply using the terminal, logging in as root with su, and then running whatever app you wanted. Depending on the system, you may also have ways to run apps as root from the command line. For instance, in antiX we have gksu installed by default. So if I wanted to run a file manager like spacefm as root, as could say
and I should get a prompt for authentication and entry of the root password.
Maybe you should back up and explain what it is you're trying to do here? Is your end goal to build LFS? If so, then why not use Salix? Or are you asking about compiling LFS because you don't believe Salix will let you do what it is you believe you need to do?
As was mentioned above, logging into the DE as root is a very, very bad idea, and is [almost] never required. Since it's not required and it's a terrible idea, just about all modern distros will block you from doing it, for your own good. There are plenty of ways to obtain root permission and do whatever it is you need doing, using command line tools or GUIs, without logging into the DE as root.
To answer your question "how do i login as root in salix", the answer is "you don't, not in salix or any other distribution, at least not from the login screen".
Last edited by suicidaleggroll; 07-17-2014 at 03:16 PM.