View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] How to Enable Root Account?

November 23rd, 2008, 07:04 PM
I need to know how to enable the root account? I tried sudo passwd command and I still cannot login as root from the GUI. It says System Administrator account not allowed to login from this screen??

The reason I need to enable the account is the fact that when I go into COMPUTER and try to create folders, my current account doesn't have access through the GUI. Is there any way to run the COMPUTER icon with the SUDO command?

November 23rd, 2008, 07:33 PM
explain what going to my computer and creating folders means...

you should be able to create folders within your home only.

that should be enough for every day work.

example. my home is located at


i can only write inside that folder (and any subfolder within it).

November 23rd, 2008, 07:58 PM
Read this:

It will help you create system folders, which appears to be what you want to do. Normally, you should be able to create any folders you want under /home/username/ (non-system folders).

November 23rd, 2008, 10:10 PM
YESS!!! This is what I was looking for. GKSUDO and then the program to run in sudo. I didn't know how to ask it but the GKSUDO command is what I was looking for. Thanks!!

November 23rd, 2008, 10:13 PM
I thought it was sudo su ?