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    Root Login Problem


    When I type su in the terminal and type in my correct password, it gives me an Authentication Failure. Why?

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    how are you connected to the machine, are you using local console, ssh, telnet etc...

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    Just in case you didn't know, the "su -" password is the root password and not a regular user password. Always use su - the hyphen (-) is important as it makes sure you get all of root permissions and file paths.
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    or the sudo command might work better...
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