Does recovery mode make me a root user?

Asked by Hasantha Sumudupriya on 2010-12-09

Does the recovery mode (that I use, when I forgotten my password for login into my computer) make me a root user?

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Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #1

Yes it does. You can get a shell as root if you choose the "root shell" option

Can you PLEASE! tell me, what is the meaning of "a shell" ?

Robrto Sanchz (robech) said : #3

your question was answered, it does make you root.

Don't mind about the rest Theod wrote

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #4

Shell is the command line environment on Ubuntu

Being a root user isn't give my security risks?

no as there is very little access to the outside world, plus the account is only accessible this way in a normal install. It's a good way for users to fix their systems.

Isn't being a root user, make viruses, malware and spyware easy to run in computer?

Sure but the amount of system running in the console is very minimal so can be used to fix config files and such to make things work again

Sorry! I think that, you haven't understand my question. I asked you that, When I became a root user of my computer, doesn't viruses, malware and spyware get chances to run in my computer easily.

Yes as the viruses and malware will get root access, if you run your OS as user (which is default) then the malware will only get user access. Windows also has this but moron Windows users login with administrative accounts to perform daily tasks and most normal activities actually REQUIRE this access

Thank You Very Much actionparsnip!!!!!

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.