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Old 07-13-2005, 09:07 AM   #1
djskywalker
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Registered: Jul 2005
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How to login as root?


Hi everyone
New to linux,
I have Mandrake v10.1
I cant get on the internet at the moment, dont know whats the matter lol, I duel boot with windows.
I use NTL broadband
I was just wondering how do u login as root?

I know u have to type a password to change some things such as networking stuff been trying to get it to work for 3 days lol

But I cant look in the root folder also in a terminal I typed:
/sbin/route add default gw xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
to get bloody ntl to work and it
Comes up as opperation not allowed or something
I looked it up on the internet and it said u aint logged in as root
So how do u login as root??

Thanx
 
Old 07-13-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
Xyem
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In the terminal type

Code:
su root
It'll ask you for your root password
 
Old 07-13-2005, 09:14 AM   #3
djskywalker
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thanx iam dull!!!!!
 
Old 07-13-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
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thanx iam dull!!!!!
I'm sure that isn't true. There is a difference between being new to something and being dull
 
  


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