How do I log in as 'root'

  • johne53
Posted: Sun, 10/07/2007 - 12:13
Having installed 64studio on my laptop I need to adjust it so that it doesn't mount my Windows partitions and it only offers a limited selection of partitions to boot from. However, if I try to log in as 'root' I see an error, telling me that the system administrator isn't allowed to log in using the normal login page. Is there somewhere else that root should be logging in from?

There is a manual entry for this

  • Tim
  • 05/22/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 11:50
Check out for more information. And don't log in as root. It's a really, really bad idea. Use su or sudo and only stay root as long as you need to. cheers, tim

Thanks. I also found another

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sun, 10/07/2007 - 17:27
Thanks. I also found another way. At the login screen, Click Actions->Configure the login manager->Security and then tick the box that says "Allow local system adminstrator login".

Yes, but this isn't adviced

  • tinivole
  • 08/22/07
  • Mon, 10/08/2007 - 10:17
To login as system administrator, it is easier to say DON'T. but otherwise the only time you need to is via the terminal access. ie: hit Ctrl,Alt+F6 for example and log in there.


  • khz
  • 06/13/07
  • Sun, 10/07/2007 - 16:40
log in as user and then open a terminal/konsole. there: :~$ su your password soundscape:/# gnu.linux@rock4freedom --all