Using sudo (was: Help can not logging in as root )

Paul Sladen ubuntu at
Mon Sep 12 12:14:02 UTC 2005

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005, David wrote:

Hello David,

> How do I long in as the root user because I wish to install some
> software

  System-> Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager

and enter your own password when requested.  Like other modern Unix
operating systems, Ubuntu uses 'sudo' for privilege management:

  sudo apt-get install ...

Hope that helps,

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