Help can not logging in as root

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Mon Sep 12 13:14:58 BST 2005

On 12/09/05, David <david at> wrote:
>             How do I long in as the root user because I wish to install some
> software 
> Please help I did not see an area for typing the root password on the
> original setup 

sudo -s

And then you're own password, will get you a root prompt. If not, then
you need to log in as the first account you created and then do the
above command.

Ubuntu uses the sudo system, like Mac OS X. Trust me, wait before
lashing out against it. You'll learn to like it better.


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