how to log in as root on desktop
scott at ecubyx.com
Tue Nov 30 09:57:24 UTC 2010
On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 03:04:28PM +0530, yatheesh y wrote:
> i am new to ubuntu
> When i am installing ubuntu i have entered password what is that ?
> how can i get root privilages without login as root
> thank you
The password you entered when you installed Ubuntu was for your user
account (Ubuntu doesn't set a root password ). If you want to execute
a command with root privileges, prefix the command with `sudo'. For
example, to execute the command `foo' as the current user you'd type
into the terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). To execute
the same command with root privileges, type
$ sudo foo
[sudo] password for (your username here):
where sudo is asking for _your_ user's password, not the root password.
You can learn more about sudo by typing
$ man sudo
into the terminal.
Scott Stevenson <scott at ecubyx.com>
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