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How do I add root as a user?

asked 2016-10-12 14:53:50 -0500

boon gravatar image

My desktop on Fedora 24 only shows my user name. I need to log in as root.

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answered 2016-10-12 16:54:21 -0500

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You should not login to graphic console as root, if your user has admin rights you can use sudo -s or su - to become root on a terminal.

If you need to login as root you can also do ctrl+alt+f3 and login as root on the terminal with no graphic interface.

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Actually, su - can be used by any user, even one without admin rights.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2016-10-12 23:17:54 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-10-12 23:45:27 -0500

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updated 2016-10-13 00:07:56 -0500

At graphical login, beneath the users listed is "Not listed?". Click on it, enter "root", then root's password. By the way, after grub and as you wait for the login screen, hit ESC and catchup on your reading.

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