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I'm trying to use Su to log into root. I have tried My own password, root, (blank), toor, and admin, I just get invalid password. I need to use su ...
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    I just installed Arch, but I can't use su/sudo to log into root!I'm tr


    I'm trying to use Su to log into root.
    I have tried My own password, root, (blank), toor, and admin, I just get invalid password.
    I need to use su to make myself a sudouser so I can use actually sudo.

    Please help. I can't go into fallback because it doesn't recognize my password. :/

    Edit: I messed up the title. -_-

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    Have you added yourself to the wheel group? If not, login as root and run
    Code:
    usermod -a -G wheel yourusername
    Then re-login with your normal user. From now on you should be able to use su and sudo.
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