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Old 03-16-2004, 11:09 AM   #1
stonesino
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How to log into "root"


Please help me,
Can somone please tell me how can i log as a "root".

I'm receiving the message "ACCESS DENIED"

Please help
 
Old 03-16-2004, 11:15 AM   #2
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what are you doing that you are getting "access denied"? typical way to get root permissions is, in command line, type 'su'. You will be prompted for roots password that you set with installing. When I used redhat, and tried to do something gui that required root permission, it always prompted me.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 11:18 AM   #3
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Can I type "su" in the terminal window?
 
Old 03-16-2004, 11:36 AM   #4
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Yup, but when in doubt, try it out!
 
Old 03-16-2004, 06:19 PM   #5
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thanks
 
Old 03-16-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
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If you want to... (dont know why).. to log straight in using SSH as root... open up /etc/ssh/sshd_conf find the line PermitRootLogin and change it from no to yes...

I wouldnt recomend this... as it it not as secure.. I would log in with your normal user name and do what asb and bigVoice have recommended..
 
Old 03-16-2004, 08:20 PM   #7
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stonesino: Be very careful about root, it is the master and can change anything on the box. Don't run as root on line!
 
Old 03-17-2004, 05:39 AM   #8
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whiteshark,
thanks for your concern, but my main problem is that I can not go ONLINE
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:58 AM   #9
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stonesino - are you still having this problem? and if so when exactly are you getting the error? when you are loging in at the linux box on command line/gui login screen?? or is it when trying to ssh from another box on the network?

if it's a matter of you forgetting the root password.. here is a thread for ya..


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=158800

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