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Old 02-15-2008, 12:26 AM   #1
gaurishpatil
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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.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 02-15-2008, 01:11 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 02:02 AM   #4
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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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