Originally Posted by lavieinjuste
Ok, well how do I login as root?
I already tried to put in root as the username and putting in my password, but it won't let me login. Can you not just login as root like that as you can as administrator in windows?
To use that method in Ubuntu, you need to do the following:
Go to Administration, then Users/Groups
Set a password for the root account, do the re-type, then accept.
Now you should be able to log in with the method you described. But be VERY careful when you're logged in as root. Your system files will NOT be protected.
If you mean "how do I log in as root in the terminal," you use:
su (enter, then enter root password)
You will be logged in as root in the terminal (as denoted by #) until you type "exit," in which case you will return to your regular user in the terminal.
sudo <command> (then enter root password, but you have to use "sudo" in front of every command you want to issue as root).
With su, you will also have to set up a root password via the instructions I gave above. sudo should only require your regular account's password.