Originally Posted by ernie
This topic has been explained previously. Search this site for root login or some similar key word.
Was this intented to be helpful??
Perhaps one should clarify: One has naturally searched the forums as one is concious of the post ettiquete and member owness to at least try to discover if a particular topic is/has already been discussed.
One example of "typical" posts is:-
Where members' view is "DONT DO IT". I agree. root user is bad that's why I dont want to do it, I want a "halfway" solution where I can be a sysadmin to work with user files/directories etc but not be root.
In ubuntu my UID was 50 (not 0 and thus not root) yet I could read user's directories and files. if I wanted to do "root" stuff, then I entered a root password when requested. Later however I updated /etc/sudoers!
I am afraid my search skills are not as emminent as others, for I was only able to unearth discussions on "su" "sudo" and alike plus the well oiled debate on root login, security et al. I feel my specific issue with this is unique because the functionailty sought is to enable myself as sys-admin (root) privilage however, all maintenance activity is within my own UID/GID.
As stated this was no problem under ubuntu so one can only image a similar option exists under Mandriva.
How do I do this. If there IS a discussion then how about a link, now *that* would be helpful.
I trust this clarifies the position.