Change Login Default Back to Root?
I am just experimenting, evaluating Mandrake 10, and have already installed multiple times to correct mistakes and overcome bad choices on the install, which although its frustrating, but I am learning by doing it more than once. :-)
I have always logged in as root, without a password. Please don't hate me. I am only running Linux to learn, its not on a network, and its certainly not mission critical, so I want all the rights to blow it up and learn it myself without having to constantly drop out and do SU commands. I always have a second user defined, for learning purposes, but root is how I want to log in, and always have.
The last time I installed, very late last night <g> I guess I inadvertantly left the button checked that automatically logged in a user, which means each time I boot, I am 'john' and not root. Well, I would like to go back to logging in as root, or at least have that choice to make at boot up, so I would like to know if there is a way to change something somewhere to allow me the option, or to automatically log in as root. When I log out of a session, the only choice I get is to log back in as 'john' There seems to be no place to choose to be the root for the entire session.
I don't want to keep opening consoles and doing SU. One day, when Linux is my main OS, I will follow the good advice and set up a user and only be root when needed, but for now, I do always want to have the option to log in as "root" but I seem to have lost that option somehow.
Anyone know the way to override the "auto logon" that I chose during install, without going back and reinstalling? I did a reinstall, without formatting, so that the installation went much faster and only updated a few things, but it never did ask me about the logon stuff, so unless there is something I can edit or change, I will have to reformat and start completely over, and I am sure that is not the only way to 'get there from here.'
Thanks for any help or pointers.