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Old 10-31-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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Exclamation How to log in as root in Guest OS Linux Mint on host Windows Vista using virtual box


I am using virtual box with Guest OS Linux Mint on Host OS Windows Vista.
I want to log in as 'root'.
I typed 'su' at the terminal, then it asked for a Password.

Please help me in logging in as root in the system !!!!
I have share some folders on the host with the guest, so please help ASAP.

Thanks..
 
Old 10-31-2010, 07:53 AM   #2
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Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu. Both operating systems do net set a root account. You have to use sudo for administrative tasks.
 
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:07 AM   #3
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Here is a more detailed explanation of how 'sudo' works:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

Or if you are a visual learner:

http://xkcd.com/149/
 
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Old 11-01-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
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Thank you both of you......I have finally entered the root system....!!!!!
BUT.....for sharing a folder on the host system...
I use the code.. "mount -t vboxsf UNIX /home/mint/Animesh"
Here, I get an error...
"mount:unknown file system type 'vboxsf' "

What am I supposed to do now..!!!!!
I am just one step away from my "Share Folder" mission....Please help

@SNOWPINE : The visual learning was gud...thnx
 
  


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