for everyone whose sick of sudo read this

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Jun 29 18:04:36 UTC 2005

On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 22:49:19 +0500
Mustafa Abbasi <lordverminard at> wrote:

> well when i installed ubuntu the one thing i hated was that i could not 
> login as root.
> hated it.
> so i found i work around.
> 1. start your computer and select the recovery option from grub.
> 2. now you are automatically root.
> 3. change the root password.[ iam not sure about the command since it was 
> some time ago but i think it is passwd.
> 4. enter the new password
> 5. now restart your computer
> 6.login to gnome as a regular user
> 7.go to system --->admininstration---->login screen setup
> go to security and and root to login.
> 9. restart and login as root.
> have fun
This is a *really* bad idea. You should not run gnome as root, or indeed any X session. You are throwing away the security advantages that Linux offers you, as well as running the risk of breaking your system with a couple of mouse clicks.

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