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gaurishpatil 02-15-2008 01:26 AM

Problem regarding Root login
 
Hello,
I use ubuntu Linux.
At the time of installation I used computer name as aswin.
So that I m not able to login as root to system, so that I face lot
of problem .
plz give ans. me.

gilead 02-15-2008 01:58 AM

As far as I know that's normal for Ubuntu. You should use the sudo command if you need root access from the command line. There's more info on this here

LinuxCrayon 02-15-2008 02:11 AM

Yeah. Ubuntu disables the root account by default for various reasons. It's EXTREMELY annoying for people that know what they're doing, but I can (almost) see the merit of doing it for new users (its target audience).

Either way, I'm pretty sure there's a way to enable it.

matthalliday 02-15-2008 03:02 AM

To enable root, simply type at the terminal:

$ sudo passwd root
(without the $, of course)

It will as you to type a password and retype the password.

From there, you can su in with the password you specified.

Cheers and let us know. :)


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