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I need full root acount

Postby specmod0 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:02 pm

I need full ROOT account, NO sudo crap. how do i activate the root account?
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Re: I need full root acount

Postby RichardH on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:06 pm

google "root access ubuntu"
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Re: I need full root acount

Postby mick55 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:13 pm

RichardH wrote:google "root access ubuntu"


Ubuntu is not Debian. :wink:

This question has been correctly asked in the Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) section of the forum.

Well done Specmod0. I am pleased to see you post in the correct section.

Now hopefully one of our many LMDE users can give you an assist.

I use Mint 10 Main and I use Debian 5, but I believe LMDE is a different animal from those.



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Re: I need full root acount

Postby RichardH on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:17 pm

My mistake.

install sux

though it works the same in Ubuntu & derivatives as well as Debian.
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Re: I need full root acount

Postby tdockery97 on Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:23 pm

Try this and see if it will work for you: http://platonic.techfiz.info/2008/12/31 ... ianubuntu/.
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Re: I need full root acount

Postby specmod0 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:17 am

tdockery97 wrote:Try this and see if it will work for you: http://platonic.techfiz.info/2008/12/31 ... ianubuntu/.


file does not exist?
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Re: I need full root acount

Postby tdockery97 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:55 am

Quit playing around. I just used that link and it worked.
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Re: I need full root acount

Postby Dyfi on Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:22 am

Hi,

Another easy option is to install Gnome Commander which will allow root access to everything.

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Re: I need full root acount

Postby mick55 on Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:56 am

@specmod0

I booted up Mint LMDE on my spare PC to do some tests.

I have discovered there is no user "root" so you cannot login as root.

Using sudo or sudo su only gives you temporary root privileges as you have observed.

Mint LMDE is neither Ubuntu nor Debian and is basically a constantly evolving Beta, and unfortunately the
lead developer has suffered some personal setbacks and can no longer continue to support the distro.

See this thread for details.
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=61134

With that in mind, my advice to you is to use a well tested and trusted distro
such as Mint 10, or Debian Lenny or Ubuntu.

Mint 10 has a "root" user account built in and you can login and run as root if you so choose.

I know you are aware of the risks. :wink:

Good Luck.


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