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    Question Persistent Message

    I keep getting this message "root@LAPTOP-********:~#" , not sure what to do. Can anyone help? Please

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    Re: Persistent Message

    It looks to me like your $PS1 has been set to something unusual. The "root" is likely your $USER (username) however root is disabled by default with Ubuntu so what you are running, LAPTOP-... maybe your box name; the ~ denotes you're in that directory (ie. your home directory which is possibly /root/) and # is the prompt. How your $PS1 is set can depend on shell used, but are you using Ubuntu? or something else?

    The command `echo $PS1` will display the current value of your prompt (if I'm correct and this is what I think you're asking about).

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    Re: Persistent Message

    Quote Originally Posted by mechmecha View Post
    I keep getting this message "root@LAPTOP-********:~#" , not sure what to do. Can anyone help? Please
    Is this in a terminal?

    Please provide a screenshot or a grab of the code.
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