FC4 and root login
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Sun Apr 23 04:54:06 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 17:08 +0200, sasa wrote:
> Hi, I have installed Fedora Core 4 and after first boot when I try to
> use root user I have the follow errore message:
> root logins are not allowed
> ?? I have made two installation and the result is always same.
> Where is my error ?
That question just invites the obvious answer: The error is in trying
to do so. Don't.
There's a wealth of information which explains why doing so is an
extremely bad idea. If you don't believe us telling you not to do, go
and read about it for yourself.
Normally, you should log in as yourself, and use the "su" command to
become root *when* needed in the console. If you run anything from a
menu that requires root privileges, you'll be asked to enter the
password then. Unlike Windows, there's hardly ever a need to login as
the root user in a graphical environment.
If for some reason you *never* created a normal user, you can do so from
the console. You can switch to it from the graphical interface by
pressing the CTRL + ALT + F1 keys together. Login as root, then use the
useradd and password commands, then logout and go back to the graphical
user interface (CTRL + ALT +F7).
(Use your preferred usename where I've used the "johndoe" example, and
you'll be asked to enter a password after typing in the passwd command
followed by the username it's going to set it for.)
(Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.)
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