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How do I become root when “su -i” is not supported? [duplicate]

As far as I know the following command is supposed to make me root: su -i Nevertheless, when I type it in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, I get the following message: su: invalid option -- 'i' Usage: su [...
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Log in with the root account [duplicate]

How do I log on to my root account when I turn on my computer instead of logging on as an ordinary user? This means that when I log in with my root account, any software is opened by default root and ...
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What happened to su password? [duplicate]

What happened to the su password, please? No passwords, including blank, works. Also, how do you log in as the administrator?
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how to get root privileges in ubntu 16.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I want to install some additional software through command line, but I received access denied, I tried with su command and entered the password assigned when I start Ubuntu, but doesn't worked.
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How to login as root user in Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

Actually I wanted to start developing PHP projects with netbeans in Ubuntu and it need root login so
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How do I reset a lost administrative password?

I'm working on a Ubuntu system, and my client has completely forgotten his administrative password. He doesn't even remember entering one; however it is there. I've tried the suggestions on the ...
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Unable to login as root from the login screen even though I have a root account

I have installed 12.04 LTS but surprisingly not able to login as root. I have unlock and set the password for root but while login i can not see 'other' option in GUI login where i can put root id and ...
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How to login in terminal as root anytime when I open terminal?

I don't want to type sudo and my password everytime.I think it is really annoying.Is there any command or option which will consider you root user when you open terminal,everytime When you open ...
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How to disable sudo and su on Ubuntu?

On Debian when I am logged on as root, I don't have to write sudo before each command. On Ubuntu I have to write sudo or I use su - Is there a way to remove sudo on Ubuntu so that when I am logged ...
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What is “root” and how can I become it? [duplicate]

When I ran a command, I got the following error: You need to be root to perform this command. What is root and how can I become it?
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How do I run any application as root? [duplicate]

While logged in as the root account of a CLI installation, almost every application gives me this error: Don't run this as root! I want to bypass this error and run the application while logged into ...
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Difference between ~/folder and /home/username/folder when creating a path in /etc/environment

I had an executable script on my ubuntu located on ~/project/ directory and I tried to add that path to /etc/environment . So , I edit the path to this PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/...
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How to disable all password prompts?

Anything I want to download or to perform the easiest tasks, I am prompted for my password. All though this is an excellent security feature, it is a real inconvenience. I tried sudo visudo and ...
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How to get superuser and install programs [closed]

New Ubuntu 16.04.3 user. I know basic stuff and "study" all the time. Only me using this pc and desktop as user. I've tried to download React+associated programs like java etc. I do get at some point, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - After release-upgrade from 11.10 - no more root login?

Question: I did do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu 11.10. Now, I have Ubuntu 12.04, and I can login as a normal user, but not as root. On 11.10, I could login as root without problem. I checked on the ...

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