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post May 24 2008, 11:34 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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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?!?!
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post Jun 16 2008, 09:13 AM
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Its GNU/

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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.

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