Originally Posted by odyssey84
I just installed Ubuntu (forget the version) and set up a root password. Tried to log in from where I use my normal ID and received the message: "System administrator not allowed to log in from this screen."
Any ways around this? I need to make a few changes to my sources.list and can't do so as far as I can tell.
It's really a good idea. root should never log in as a regular user.
to do anything rooty in ubuntu, you have 2 methods:
sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
<enter your password>
<enter root's password>
nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list
An even better way is to use synaptic - System (the pulldown menu next to "places" and "application" - I forget what it's called in Ubuntu) > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager
... and then edit the repositories from there