Root Account Access Security
as stated numerous times in various posts, I am new to Linux. Hi, my name is Andy and I've been a Linaholic for six months. (Welcome Andy!) Thanks for all the posts on the 'awk' command usage, I really appreciate it, it increased my understanding at least 15% (might not seem big but it's efficient. I have yet another question for you professionals, I'm struggling with the root account. Most Linux distros seem to have made a much secure process the accessing and usage of the actual root account. I've already used the command allowrootlogin=true; thus far it still will not allow me to login as root, unless I use the ctrl-alt-f2 method. Yet, even when in this terminal, a lot of root permissions such as changing ownership of various directories are returning with the message, "chown /root could not be completed: you do not have permission to edit"; and the same goes for viewing the root account in an F7 terminal, or modifying other directories such as sbin and bin. Can someone help me to fully!! activate my root account? I'm sure it would be laborious, or perhaps just a few fingerpoints to another URL.