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Discussion in 'Mac' started by Keeksy, Oct 5, 2001.

  1. Keeksy

    Keeksy Peasant

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    Can anyone tell me how to login as root is OS X? I have some cleaning up to do.
     
  2. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    To enable the Root user account:

    Go into NetInfoManager and select Domain -> Security -> Authenticate, type in your admin pass, and then Domain -> Security -> Enable Root User.
     
  3. Vokbain

    Vokbain Peasant and Donator

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    How do you make root the default login, for when automatic login is turned on? When I install OSX, I dont want any other users or anything, just root.
     
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    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    set up root, logon as root, delete all other accounts in the users control panel
     
  5. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    Just to note, that is usually not a good idea.
     
  6. powerhouse

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    It's not, but I always got tired of having to switch to root to perform any superuser task, and I always seemed to be doing a lot of those when I would play around with linux, so I got in the habit of doing it.

    But when it's your own system, and you are the only user, its not that big of a deal. Don't let anyone else use root though. I gave my stepbrother an account, and when he tried to unmount a floppy disk, he ended up attempting to unmount the / filesystem. Good thing he wasn't root then...
     
  7. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    :rofl:

    Yes it is.
     
  8. cowofwar

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    you can do it through the terminal.

    su
     
  9. XWRed1

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    Yes, but that doesn't change the whole logon session. That is what he's complaining about, it annoys him to su.
     
  10. cowofwar

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    Yes it does. It doesn't affect the GUI but it does make you root in the terminal.
     
  11. XWRed1

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    Thats what I mean. He wants to just be able to log in as root at system logon, so he doesn't have to waste time su'ing.
     
  12. cowofwar

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    Meh, suit yourself.
     

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