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Zssfssz 09-26-2011 05:54 PM

Root user
 
Ok how do I log in as the root user? (I'm the only person using the computer theres no sucrity problems) I have a need to modify/put files directly in root. The computer says only root can modify root. Don't bother me about the hazards of doing this. (If it's easier on xp tell me I can navagate C:/ better than \ or whatever the slashes directiOn is supposed to be)
PS Using kubuntu

dudeman41465 09-26-2011 06:23 PM

Found this with google, the first reply tells you how to enable your root user:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=50430

jefro 09-26-2011 07:34 PM

Could have just added your user to root users.

andrewthomas 09-26-2011 08:49 PM

Code:

sudo su
Is pretty simple.

ramkatral 09-26-2011 08:51 PM

It's not so much the security threat that causes people to get squirmy. It's the 'Oooooops, I didn't mean to delete that'

jefro 09-26-2011 10:13 PM

Just a bad practice all around.

Zssfssz 09-26-2011 11:37 PM

Well thanks; think I got it, at windys can't try it. PS all I want to do with it (for now : }) is paste my .minecraft folder from the xP side of my comp to root (drive) since that's where it launches from. Don't worry the computer used to have Internet; it's not an illegal copy (well severly outdated at worst) why won't Kubuntu just let you modiphy root it's self and hide and make root the only user that can delete/modify system files (like winxp)?

Zssfssz 09-26-2011 11:43 PM

Ok settling thing deleted my last post; think your right, at windys can't try it, all I what to do is copy my .mincraft folder to root for playing from Linux (where it's not haunted by the terrible RAM monster dragons like iTunes), and why don't they let you modify root (drive) and hide and mark all system files read only (like in winxp). Wow right when I finish this my old post comes up. Please give me a break from the double posting rule this one time, Please :)
I actually dont know what rules are here I just use the ones from the three other fourms I use/own. (there pretty much the same).
Edit: By sucurity problems in the thread I ment someone else getting mad at me for using the administrative account when Im like a limited user or something.
Edit2: By the way ubuntufourms gets mad at me and tells me to sine up all the time probably because I'm on a mobile divice. Thanks for trying though not trying to sound rude.

dudeman41465 09-26-2011 11:51 PM

You can read system files as a normal user all day long, well most of them, but there's normally not a need to modify them, so they lock them down. The reason is that, should you contract some funky malware, that malware is not executing with root privileges in the background. The problem with XP was that, since the default user was a god admin, viruses and the like could run in the background do whatever they wanted to any file on the system and you'd never know the difference. That's why they introduced UAC with Vista, taking a good hint from most Linux distros.

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Originally Posted by Zssfssz (Post 4483152)
Ok settling thing deleted my last post; think your right, at windys can't try it, all I what to do is copy my .mincraft folder to root for playing from Linux (where it's not haunted by the terrible RAM monster dragons like iTunes), and why don't they let you modify root (drive) and hide and mark all system files read only (like in winxp). Wow right when I finish this my old post comes up. Please give me a break from the double posting rule this one time, Please :)
I actually dont know what rules are here I just use the ones from the three other fourms I use/own. (there pretty much the same).



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