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I installed redhat linux 8, and during the install, it told me to create a login account _besides the administrator_ for me to log in to. So i created one.. Now, when I log in to that, it says i don't have permission to access some folders, like \root. How do I either:
Assign all administrative permissions to this new login account
Login to the supposed administrator account?
The whole idea of a root account is so that normal users - even your self cannot accidently or intentionally remove system files, programs and configurations etc. if you need admin rights for maintainance use the command "su -" you will then be asked for the root password.
before you go running root for everything, go do some reading. root (or su -) should only be used when you dont have rights to it and you have to run it (ie. running X as root is a big no-no). Maybe if you post things that you would like to do, but only possible as root, we can tell you better ways to go about it. as for day to day use you should have no reason to use the root account -- assuming you used windows you need to get out of the mindset that you must feel privileged to have an Admin account. Admin in windows is not root in linux.
I guess they were programs where you can change settings. Normal programs won't ask for root password.
Configure everything you need (or want) to. Then there will be no need to run the programs very often...
Originally posted by david_ross The whole idea of a root account is so that normal users - even your self cannot accidently or intentionally remove system files, programs and configurations etc. if you need admin rights for maintainance use the command "su -" you will then be asked for the root password.
If you want to be able to do these things all of the time then just login as root. Most people do their admin from a bash prompt. Login in as your self then "su -" to gaet root privilages then exit when you are done.