Originally Posted by vikas_choudharyy
i am using ubuntu 10.4 ultimate. I am not able to go my root.
I am using the command: > su
and even feeding the right password.
please healp me.
thanx in advance
If you're giving it the password for you user account, that's wrong. You need to enter the root user's password.
As far as I know, Ubuntu doesn't let you log in as root by setting the password to some random characters. Try this command:
It will prompt you for the new root password. From now on, you should be able to use that password with su.
EDIT: I just tried this on an Ubuntu VM, and it does work.