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> su and sudo bash
post Oct 17 2017, 03:22 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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On my laptop, where is installed Linux Mate, I cannot get the rights of superuser running the command su. I don't get it, because on the other laptop I have, which runs Debian, this issue just doesn't exist. Runnig the terminal on Mate, every time I digit the root password it seems that I digit the wrong password. Every time, always. Then I run the sudo bash command and I find myself root. I ask: why the su command does not work? Why?
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post Oct 18 2017, 05:56 AM
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Its GNU/

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Welcome to linuxhelp

linux mint is based on Ubuntu where root is disabled so the su command does not work. The user name created when you installed Mint has sudo privileges.

debian does not have root disabled so you can use the su command.
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