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Old 12-01-2003, 09:21 PM   #1
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Logging in as root with mandrake 9.1

Did a quick search here for this didn't see it. But how do i log in a root on mandrake 9.1? I logged out and i got a screen that shows my user name but no place to input another... littel confused.


found this after i posted on google

thanx though


I don't see where to unhide it. I see the usrdrak but that is to add new users. Any help from here would be appreciated.

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Old 12-01-2003, 11:02 PM   #2
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in 9.1, you go to kstart>configuration>mandrake control center

from there, find the login options ( this might be in the control center as well) and then choos to have root appear on your login choice. It's best not to have a root choise to login physically if your worried about security, and plus you might get used to running as root, and do some damage that couldn't happen as a user
Old 12-02-2003, 05:00 AM   #3
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if you get the option to enter a username it will obviously be root and your password will be whatever you said it was when you first installed linux
Old 12-12-2003, 11:28 AM   #4
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Thanks for the post I recently upgraded to the 9.2 internet edition and runs sgreat. Sorry for the long delay in gettign back and posting.
Old 12-12-2003, 11:42 AM   #5
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never log in as root use su instead


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