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Old 08-21-2011, 07:16 PM   #1
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Squeeze install Allow Root Logon?

I have installed linux and XP/ Vista so many times I had to start over by diskediting the grub to install squeeze. Check box for Allow root logon?
Now that installed how to enable root logon? single user mode is not a good option for a 1 handed typer. So how do I enable other 'root' logon?
To:Whom soever: [don@grizzly ~]$ PermitRootLogin yes
bash: PermitRootLogin: command not found...
I do not need a reason not to logon as root: I can not touch type with my right hand: after right side stroke. I will eventually be as proficient in linux as DOS in about 20 years?

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Old 08-22-2011, 09:46 AM   #2
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Are you referring to root logon via SSH?
You need to set in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
PermitRootLogin yes
java socket

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Old 08-22-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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single user mode is not a good option for a 1 handed typer.
This makes absolutely no sense. Do you want to explain what this means?
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I assume that you mean the question during install if you want to allow the root user to login. This question is not meant to ask if you want the root user to log into a GUI (which is generally a bad idea), but if you want to enable the root account with giving it a known password. If you answer no here Debian will behave like Ubuntu and "disable" the root account with setting a unknown password that doesn't allow you to use su or log in as root to a terminal.
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