Linux Help
guides forums blogs
Home Desktops Distributions ISO Images Logos Newbies Reviews Software Support & Resources Linuxhelp Wiki

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

Advanced DNS Management
New ZoneEdit. New Managment.


Sign Up Now
> I feel stupid
post May 24 2008, 11:34 AM
Post #1

Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

Group: Members
Posts: 3
Joined: 24-May 08
Member No.: 13,482


This may seem like a stupid question and I feel stupid for asking it but how do I log onto the root user?

I'm using Ubuntu and I don't seem to be able to do anything with any programs because to do that you have be logged in as root, but when I tried logging in root on the main login page it said "System Administrator is not allowed to log in from this page"...

Yes I am n00b. Help me please!

Am I missing something that's blatantly obvious?!?!
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Start new topic
post Jun 16 2008, 09:13 AM
Post #2

Its GNU/

Group: Admin
Posts: 1,254
Joined: 21-September 02
From: St John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Member No.: 3

I kind of like the Ubuntu idea of not setting a root password. If you require an interactive shell as root (so you don't have to keep typing sudo during a session), you can log in as your regular use, and type

sudo -i

This will open up a root shell that you will be able to execute commands as root without the need of 'sudo' until you log out.

Corey Quilliam
(former) Administrator

Want to help out Check out our Linuxhelp Wiki and see if there are some articles you would like to submit!!

Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Work Laptop (HP-Compaq NC6400 Core2)
Kubuntu 8.04 64-bit - Desktop (HP m8120n QuadCore)
Ubuntu 6.04 - Server (I'm not upgrading this baby until support runs out in 2012) (Some old POS dell)
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Posts in this topic

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th March 2018 - 06:30 AM