Well, the first question is whether or not you have permission to log in as root. Assuming you're talking about your own machine, then the process is really no different than logging in with your regular user account: you just enter "root" as the username, and whatever password you set up. That's it. As a word of warning though, keep in mind that root has all privileges to do anything without restriction, so be careful about what commands you run otherwise it's very easy to end up hosing your system. My advice would be to only run as root when absolutely necessary (such as when you're installing new packages).
On the other hand, if you are referring to logging in as root on someone else's system without their permission, then you're talking about illegal/criminal activity, which absolutely will not be tolerated here.
I'm pretty certain you're talking about your own machine, but I feel obligated to throw that out anyway. -- J.W.
Edit: And that's good advice from reddazz and btmiller too - I completely spaced on su
Last edited by J.W.; 07-10-2004 at 04:17 PM.