How do I log in as root in Karmic Koala

Asked by barrykgerdes on 2009-12-31

I want to log in as root in Ubuntu 9.10 like I could in previous editions.
Everything I do says I am not the owner.

It is my computer and I want access to everything on it!

How do I do it?

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Samuel Iglesias
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2009-12-31
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2009-12-31
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2009-12-31
peter b (b1pete) said : #1

just type in terminal

sudo -i

enter password and that's that. don't forget to type

exit

to end session and become just user when finished.

barrykgerdes (barrygastro) said : #2

No this did not work but I do remember that the command was something like this when I asked about 3 years ago. I must be entering it wrongly

Best Samuel Iglesias (samuelig) said : #3

'sudo su' and you became as root, after that, with 'passwd root', you can establish a root password for log in when you want.

barrykgerdes (barrygastro) said : #4

I found my old instruction Problem solved