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    it asks for the root password and i dont no the root password

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    Tell me exactly what you typed.
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    im using kubuntu 5.0.4 and i really need to like make myself the root i guess is it even possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by master123467
    im using kubuntu 5.0.4 and i really need to like make myself the root i guess is it even possible
    Dude, I know that!!

    Tell me what you typed to make it ask for the root password!!!

    Did you type the commands that psic told you to use in the link I gave to you -- click here -- Did you do this or not??

    Do what he said and you will have a root user and you will know the root password. OK??
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    i did what it said but now none of its working
    but can u answer one simple question///can u make yourself the root///?

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    Quote Originally Posted by master123467
    i did what it said but now none of its working
    but can u answer one simple question///can u make yourself the root///?


    I dunno how to make this clearer -- yes. You can make yourself the root.

    You can be root.

    Root and you can become one.

    If you so wish, you can be root.

    Yes indeedy. It is possible.

    I am firmly of the opinion that you can be root.

    Linux lets you become root.

    Yessireebob.

    Is that clear enough??



    If what I said didn't work, then write what happened -- "but now none of its working" is not very helpful. I repeat. Tell me exactly what you wrote, and tell me exactly how the computer responded. Don't leave anything out. Tell me everything.

    Or else I cannot help you!!
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    Yes, and that's what those instructions will help you accomplish! It's also what we've been trying to tell you explain to you all along.

    I know you're excited about working with Linux and just want to get in and get your hands dirty. But you seriously need to take a step back and breath.

    First of all, don't ask questions without telling us exactly what you need. Read this: http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-6572.html

    Try to follow what I'm saying, and don't ask another question without first fully understand what I'm about to say.
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    Ubuntu/Kubuntu have the root account disabled by default. This means there is no password for this account. Everything you do will require you to type "sudo <command>", which works for some. If, and only if, you don't like this approach should you enable your root account. You do this by opening up a terminal--which can be done by opening "Konsole" in Kubuntu--and activating the account. To activate the account you will need to type "su" then [ENTER]. This will switch you to the root account. From there you type "passwd", [ENTER] then the password you want. Linux does not display the keys as you type, this may feel strange at first since you think you're not typing anything, but it's normal. From this point on, you have a root account and it's password is whatever you set it to be in the previous step.
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    If you don't understand any part of that, let us know and we'll try to explain it a little further. PLEASE, don't ask another quesiton without first understanding what I just wrote. It's really fustrating try to help someone that doesn't tell you if they resolved the problem only to ask you the same question again later.

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    Code:
    master123467@bband&#58;~$ su
    Password&#58;&#40;root&#41;
    su&#58; Authentication failure
    Sorry.
    master123467@bband&#58;~$
    what im i doing wrong

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    These seems to imply that you have already created the root user and given it a password. Unless you typed the password incorrectly -- is that possible??

    Could someone else have created the root user already -- parents, friends, etc???
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    no i hvent made a root i thnk and this is my computer not therees

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