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Old 03-18-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Can a root account be created?


nothing more to say
 
Old 03-18-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
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No.

...but, in Debian at least, Users assigned to the adm, staff, or sudo Groups have additional privledges.
 
Old 03-18-2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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Yes.

Read this page. It explains why there's no root account in Ubuntu (and, really, why you don't need one). Then, at the bottom of the page, there's an explanation for how to re-enable a more traditional Linux model of root/user:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo
 
Old 03-18-2006, 10:51 PM   #4
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I think he meant, Can a 2nd root account be created.
 
Old 03-19-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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I think he meant, Can a 2nd root account be created.
A second root account? I took it to mean a first, as Ubuntu defaults to disabling a root account login. One of the most frequently asked questions about Ubuntu is "How do I log in as root?"
 
Old 03-20-2006, 07:40 AM   #6
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no I meant canm I create a more traditional Linux model of root/user, its not really important, but it would confuse me less, its ok thanks everyone

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo

I'll read that and change everything back
 
Old 03-21-2006, 02:06 PM   #7
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You can enable a root password with sudo passwd If you type the normal user I think it should then ask you to type a new root password
 
Old 03-21-2006, 05:49 PM   #8
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Yes.

Read this page. It explains why there's no root account in Ubuntu (and, really, why you don't need one). Then, at the bottom of the page, there's an explanation for how to re-enable a more traditional Linux model of root/user:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RootSudo
Thanks for the link! Always ncer then a "google it" reply.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 08:17 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link! Always ncer then a "google it" reply.
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I was able to login by default as rootassword set up at install, it just would not show up in any of the options menus. I am pretty sure that it is a true root account because I can modify pretty much anything, including the /mnt/ dir.

I am a n00b, I've been using this build for about a month and a half, please correct me if I am wrong.
 
Old 03-22-2006, 09:47 PM   #10
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aka.angus; I don't believe your logged in as ROOT, just a prelivaged user. Ubantu is setup that way, from my understanding. It fealt a little wierd at frist to me.

But I just ordered my set of disks, when they come I'm planning on giving Ubantu another try.
 
  


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