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Posted on 14-11-05 00:08
can u pls give me a ocncrete example of what i should write? somethin like su -s username ? coz su -s username gives me an error. Is says
"su: Authentication failure
and when i try using "su username" it works.
I may have made an mistake pls help me.
is this a liveCD install? otherwise I am wondering if you just missed the root access. When you install Linux it will ask you for root password (only) THEN it will prompt you to make a user account. This is because running Linux as root is like running windows as administrator...just plain stupid. the only thing root is needed for is base installs, hardware changes and the likes. so all you would do is type
then the root password. if you need any more help PM me I can explain it a little better...I use Debian (The base of Ubuntu) and SuSE incase you are wondering