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    problem in accessing root account

    Hello guys,


    In the installation process of ubuntu i have set my account type to (/) instead of root can i change it now , if possible send me some tutorials how to do that or any other suggiestions please

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    Re: problem in accessing root account

    Quote Originally Posted by phani000 View Post
    Hello guys,


    In the installation process of ubuntu i have set my account type to (/) instead of root can i change it now , if possible send me some tutorials how to do that or any other suggiestions please
    My understanding is that (/) is root.

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    Re: problem in accessing root account

    Quote Originally Posted by phani000 View Post
    Hello guys,


    In the installation process of ubuntu i have set my account type to (/) instead of root can i change it now , if possible send me some tutorials how to do that or any other suggiestions please
    did u mean username as / or the ext4 filesystem to /

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    Re: problem in accessing root account

    Quote Originally Posted by barry.yarl View Post
    did u mean username as / or the ext4 filesystem to /
    I'm finding myself asking the same question: "root" can mean different things in different contexts: I think the OP is referring to the file system.

    By default the "root" user is disabled in Ubuntu.
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