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Old 04-01-2009, 09:17 AM   #1
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Useing the su command


Hi I am using Ubuntu 8.10 and I can not get the su command to work.

When I enter the su command, it asks me for the root password then I type in my password and it says not valid.

The sudo command works but it is annoy because I have to enter it every time I do something.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
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try:
Code:
$ sudo su -
... to get arround this
 
Old 04-01-2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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check whether root login is permitted or not.

if you want u can enter

"your-username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL" in the file /etc/sudoers

then it wont ask for password when u use sudo

i hope this helps
 
Old 04-01-2009, 09:43 AM   #4
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I think you should at least be prompted for a password before becoming root personally.

If you don't want to use sudo, just set a password for root and use the su command.
Code:
$ sudo su -
# passwd
 
Old 04-06-2009, 09:00 AM   #5
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Thanx that is very helpful.

Work goes so much faster now
 
Old 04-06-2009, 09:10 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by maxy7710 View Post
if you want u can enter

"your-username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL" in the file /etc/sudoers

then it wont ask for password when u use sudo
Bad idea...

Enable root login using "sudo passwd root"
 
  


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