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Old 08-31-2006, 08:51 AM   #1
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root su -

how to configure root su - in linux to gain access to root
Old 08-31-2006, 08:55 AM   #2
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Which Linux? You normally type
su -
<enter root password>
and it's done.

You do have the root password, don't you?

Oh, and is your user a member of the "wheel" group? You need that to be able to su to root.
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I guess with root su - there is no need to gine root password to gain access to root
Old 08-31-2006, 10:06 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by kenisand
I guess with root su - there is no need to gine root password to gain access to root
That doesnt make much sense to me. But are you saying you want a passwordless root? that is a VERY bad idea in terms of security.

If you can't be arsed typing in the password then you can look into sudo
man sudo
for your needs. That can also be set to passwordless though, also bad, although you can limit what administrator functions a iser can access through sudo
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In case You use Damn Small Linux from CD, You use:

sudo su
You will not be asked for a password !


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