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Old 05-10-2005, 06:27 PM   #1
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I run kubuntu 5.4 with AMD 64. I'm in the terminal and want to turn root. Can you help me?


Thanx.

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Old 05-10-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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Try 'su', or 'su -' to get a full root shell.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 06:32 PM   #3
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Just so you know this is the preferred way to do it. This way, when you get out , you're still a normal user and can't mess anything up.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:16 PM   #4
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Yes, su will get you to root access, BUT, as soon as you are done you need to type EXIT to go back to normal priviliges. Staying on SuperUser privs can allow you to do things you probably shouldn't. So, grab root privs for your task, then follow the rule of thumb and exit back to normal mode.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 08:25 PM   #5
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also, you can log in as root by typing root as your user name but thats not recomended because if your constantly in root then you could make mistakes that are fatal to your machine.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 07:24 AM   #6
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Yes, logging in as root is only done when necessary. I have been using my SuSE system since October and have yet to login as root.
 
  


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