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Thread: Newbie Help - run as root

  1. #1
    Donut
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    Newbie Help - run as root

    I have been using RH for a couple of hours and I have a problem, I was trying to open a pakage and I was told I have to run as root. How do I do this?

    Thanks in advance
    Donut

  2. #2

    Re: Newbie Help - run as root

    you can either login as root, which isn't really recommended unless you really have to, or you can use a command called super user.... it goes like this

    >su
    Password: *****
    root@blah>

    now you have root access...atleast enough to install your packages and do a few other things...this is all I ever do, it is much safer that way as well...I rarely log in as root.

    Aragorn

    P.S. Welcome to GLO!
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  3. #3
    Spot
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    Re: Newbie Help - run as root

    >su
    Password: *****
    root@blah>
    h4><0r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3w3 r00t3d &#124;\/&#124;y b0><!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :P

  4. #4
    Donut
    Guest

    Re: Newbie Help - run as root

    Thanks alot for that Aragon, helped heaps, man, I hate being a newbie again, but with the price of Win2k and WinXP, it looks like Linux is the way of the future.

    And Spot, can I have whatever your on?
    Thanks Spot, I think?


  5. #5

    Re: Newbie Help - run as root


    h4><0r!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3w3 r00t3d &#124;\/&#124;y b0><!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    :P
    Wasn't that hard, Oscar told me the password was halb! LOL oops, did I say that out loud?

    Aragorn
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

  6. #6
    JimH
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    Re: Newbie Help - run as root

    A little addition to using su

    When you login as root using: su
    you have to type the full path to run any programs that are normally only in the root users path, i.e. /sbin, /usr/sbin directories.

    If you login as root using: su -
    It will make the shell a login shell and you will not have to type the full path for programs in the root users path.

    Jim H

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