Barry Premeaux bpremeaux at
Sat Jun 7 14:08:45 UTC 2014

When you install another version of linux, such as Redhat or OPensuse, you
will first create a password for the root account.  Then you will create a
user account with password.  As root, you have full access to the system
and can do whatever you want.  As a user, you don't have access to these
commands.  The su command allows you to switch between user and root.  In
ubuntu, you use the sudo command since you haven't created a separate
root/user account.  The sudo command gives you access to the controls you
have as root while restricting access to only people with the correct


On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 6:56 AM, AFJ Headquarters <agents4jesus at>

>  Liam,
> Yes it does. Open terminal and type *su*. It won't work. Sure, you can
> change that, but still ubuntu does lock you out of some things at the start.
> Tony
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