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    Re: Looking for my roots 🙂 (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, May 27 @ 17:03:28 BST

    From the documentation:

    there is no root-password, it’s impossible to do

    :~$ su

    You can’t login as root within X, but the console is already own3d by root ….

    the only way to run commands as root in X is sudo, so try sudo bash or sudo mc.

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    Re: Looking for my roots 🙂 (Score: 1, Informative)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, May 28 @ 01:39:11 BST

    One of the FAQs addressed this in a round about manner — passwordless accounts are locked out; and contrary to the other poster I don’t believe that the shell is root owned (at least not once in X) … but I found that you’re allowed to sudo anything as the koppix user, so for a more ‘normal’ experience (as I was looking to be root too) do this:

    sudo passwd root

    Once you’ve done that, you’re golden to su in the normal manner and be true root.


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