How to login as root in ubuntu 6.06?

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  1. executioner

    executioner New Member

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    Hi
    I want to know how to login as root in ubuntu 6.06
     
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    U need to set root passwd first in a terminal
    Code:
    sudo passwd root
    and enter root passwd twice.
    now run "gdmsetup" and in the tab security select/tick "Allow local system administrator login".now next time u can login as root.though its a security risk.i believe ur using standalone system.

    see dapper wiki for more infi:
    http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu_dapper
     
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    @Executioner, Logging in as Root is a very bad practise!!
    You can execute System Adminstration commands using sudo, gksudo, gksu.
    If you login as Root , you compromise security!! That means any process can execute
    as Root. That can do great damage to Ubuntu O.S.
     
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    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Still if you need to access root shell use command
    Code:
     sudo -s -H
    The method prakash told isn't recommended for newbies, it can get dangerous. Use a normal account and use sudo and gksudo when root access is needed.
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    the most asked question here:D
     
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