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How do you LOG IN to the root account in Ubuntu 12.04LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable root login? How do I login as root? How do I login as root in Ubuntu 12.04LTS? I already know how to set the passwords. I need to log in.
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Log into root directly [duplicate]

Quite a while back i'd worked briefly on Red Hat, and it had this option of booting into root directly, and not using the su command to change your access. I know that by default the root account is ...
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How to enable root account Ubuntu 14.0.4 permanent [duplicate]

I am working under ubuntu 14.0.4. I have an application which I did in c++. This computer in which I am working is going to be use only for execute this applications, nothing else, no internet, no ...
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How to make everything run as root in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have setup a virtual machine for compiling software for linux which I develop on Windows. I setup to automount a windows folder, run compilation scripts and then just shutdown. The machine isn't ...
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How can I make my main user an administrator, just like in Windows XP? [duplicate]

How can I make my main user which I log into, an administrator just like in Windows XP?
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Login as root on startup login prompt [duplicate]

I need to use the root account - i.e. log on as root from the start. I'm not interested in sudo or getting temporary root privileges. And with the greatest of respect- please no warnings about root ...
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Newbie wants to know what is a Root administrator password? [duplicate]

I trying to load the driver for the Lexmark printer which was downloaded form their site. I get to a point where Ubuntu 12.04 asks for the root administrator password. I don't recall putting one in ...
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Logging in as root [duplicate]

Newbee to Ubuntu. I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04. How do I log in as root? Alternatively, when performing su, what's the default root password? Thanks in advance.
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Creating exact root user in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

How can I create an user which will act same as root. When I login, it should go to # shell instead of $. There must be no need to apply sudo before any command. When I connect through Graphical ssh ...
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Not able to login through root user [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . During installation on my Windows PC using VMWARE Player, it asked a username and I provided one. But now after successful installation, I also want to login as the ...
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how to activate root user [duplicate]

I'd prefer to use root user as my default user instead of writing sudo command to get temporary root access. is the root user disabled by default ? how can i start using root user? what are the ...
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How do I run Ubuntu with complete root priviledges from the GUI? [duplicate]

I don't care if it is a security vulnerability, I want to run with complete root control, and my built-in keyboard is not fully functional, so while I could use an external to set this up, I do not ...
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How do I become root on Ubuntu if I need to resize the partition table? [duplicate]

The issue is that I want a application to resize my partition table. It is easy. The application requires admin. privileges to do it's operations but Ubuntu somehow is not giving it permission. It ...
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How to go to root mode in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to login as root not just use sudo to run commands as root. Can somebody please tell me what I have to do?
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Why is it bad to login as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...

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