access root terminal ??

Christopher Stamper christopherstamper at
Sat Mar 20 13:41:16 GMT 2010

On Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Khalid Said <kifcaliph at> wrote:

>  Hi All
> I am a new user to the linux world so please forgive me for my stupid
> question :). I installed ubuntu studio karmic and I'd like to know how to
> open the root terminal because I can't see it in ubunt menu

Open the regular terminal, and do 'su' (no quotes). That gets you running as
the super user/root.

Or you could (and should) run as yourself, and just append the commands with
'sudo': this gives them root privileges (assuming that you are a privileged

Christopher Stamper

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