Enable root account in Ubuntu

by Sanju 2012-09-13 11:08:59

Enable root account in Ubuntu

The root account is disabled by default on Ubuntu installations, mainly to prevent you from doing something you didn’t intend to do. However if you "promise to be careful" you can enable root account.

1. Type sudo passwd root and provide a root password.
2. Then head on over to System -> Administration -> Login Window, go to the Security tab and check "Enable local system administrator login"

You should now be able to login as root from the Login prompt. As an alternative you can use "sudo su" to provide your password and get root prompt.

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