(!) can a root password be stored on server database?
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Firstly, I have to admit that by "someway", I got the "root" right of Linux machines at my university (I will report this hole to the staff right now ^_^). I changed the root password and successfully try using it to change the system settings (just the keyboard - for trial purpose only ^_^).
However, in terminal, when I use "su -" command to gain root right, the system denied and said that the password is incorrect (^_^ that's good ). I just wonder: there is only one root user, right? So if I change the root password (Application menu => System Settings => Root password), and use it sucessfully in GUI, then it must be correct even in terminal screen, right?
Or by any chance, the "su -" command will login into a different "root" user? or can the root password be stored on the server database?
One more thing:
I tried "login" command with user name'root' and the password I just created sucessfully. Why "su -" doesn't?
Last edited by leduytien; 10-27-2004 at 09:14 PM.