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Old 10-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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super user

hi guys. i m new to linux. can u pls explain how to create super user in mint 13
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edit: I'm wrong again. damn

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Linux Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu Linux which doesn't create a standard ROOT user account, your account that you created when you installed the computer would have been escalated to an administrator and can use the command sudo to run commands as root, also you can do a sudo su to get an interactive shell as a root user. Was there something you were trying to do that requires root?
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nitpicker here....

In Ubuntu and its progeny, the root account is there---it's just not enabled.

In a terminal, enter "sudo passwd root", and now Ubuntu is like "normal" distros----well, not quite....When you run something that wants admin privileges, it will still ask you for your USER password.


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