Discussion in 'Mac' started by Keeksy, Oct 5, 2001.
Can anyone tell me how to login as root is OS X? I have some cleaning up to do.
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.
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.
set up root, logon as root, delete all other accounts in the users control panel
Just to note, that is usually not a good idea.
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...
Yes it is.
you can do it through the terminal.
Yes, but that doesn't change the whole logon session. That is what he's complaining about, it annoys him to su.
Yes it does. It doesn't affect the GUI but it does make you root in the terminal.
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.
Meh, suit yourself.
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