I've set up a linux box for various testing purposes in my home. It sits on a private network so there isn't too much to worry about security-wise.
What I want to do is store the box off in a closet, no moniter, keyboard, etc, and administer it remotely via telnet.
I'm unable to login as root (which I have read is normal), I can su my personal account to root, but I still dont have access to commands such as groupadd. I also tried giving my personal account sudo access, and sudo seems to recognize my user, asks for a password which it accepts but then still denys me access to groupadd.
The linux refrence books I have are real sketchy on the use of su and there is no entry at all for sudo. Could someone tell me how I can set things up so that I can grant tru root privledges to my user account?
thanks in advance