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Old 07-03-2012, 01:23 AM   #1
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root login


i am new to linux programming.i installed suse in my computer and i practice linux cmd.while practicing some commands,the error message showed as must login super-user. so how can i login as super-user? and what is a procedure,could anyone kindly tell me.....
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welocome to LQ. To become root in a terminal, you can use the "switch user" command, "su". Eg.
su -l

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ya thank you... i will try as soon
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You will need the root password. If you were not asked to set one when you installed your system you are using a distribution which uses sudo. If this is the case, rather than typing su

type: sudo command
It will ask your for a password which will be your password, not the root password.
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opensuse12.1 and SELD 11

do something very odd with the root account and install

it defaults to YOUR NORMAL user password
-- very bad idea on novells part--

that is UNLESS you unchecked the already checked "check box"
to set a different root password

so it might be your normal account password that is ALSO the root account password


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