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Sybil Ross
August 2nd, 2010, 06:09 PM
how do i log on as root in ubuntu or fedora?

August 2nd, 2010, 06:18 PM
In ubuntu, use
sudo {command} and in Fedora use
su this is not safe and should only be used for administrative purposes. Please read https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

August 2nd, 2010, 06:57 PM
[su root] changes to root, but if you want to graphically login as root, on ubuntu do this:

1- in CMD run "su root"
2-type "passwd"
3-creat a new unix password by entering it twice as prompted
4-log out
5-manually type in your new user name "root"
6-type newly created password
7-press "enter"
8-make changes and get out of root account
9-log back into your original noob account to use the system

it is not good practice to use the root account like this, unless your doing a lot of edting of restricted files. then it will save time, but you should NOT make a habit of useing root for everyday causes