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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
Code:
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.
 
Old 08-31-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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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
Code:
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
 
Old 08-31-2006, 10:09 AM   #5
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In case You use Damn Small Linux from CD, You use:

Code:
sudo su
You will not be asked for a password !
 
  


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