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{{{Root}}} is the name of the most powerful account on a Debian installation. This user account can do everything on the machine. It's also known as supervisor, administrator. It's home ({{{~}}}) folder is {{{/root}}}.
{{{Root}}} is the name of the most powerful account on a Debian installation. The root user account can do everything on the machine. Root is also known as supervisor and administrator. It's home ({{{~}}}) folder is {{{/root}}}.
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At installation time, you are asked whether you want to use the root account or not.
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At installation time, you have been asked for creation or not of the root account.
 * if you want so ''(the default)'', you'll be asked to provide a password for root. Use a strong one!
 * if not, no root account is enabled and the password of the first user created will be used for administration tasks.
 * if you want to ''(the default)'', you'll be asked to provide a '''complex''' password for root. ''Use a strong one!''
 * if not, no root account is enabled and the password of the first user created will be used for administration tasks.'' ''
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= How to use root account =
= How to use root level access as a normal user. =
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 * From console : read ''Debian Reference''``'s [http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tutorial#s-login-root Login to a shell prompt as root]  * From console : read ''Debian Reference''{{{}}}'s [http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tutorial#s-login-root Login to a shell prompt as root]

What is root?

Root is the name of the most powerful account on a Debian installation. The root user account can do everything on the machine. Root is also known as supervisor and administrator. It's home (~) folder is /root.

It has uid?FootNote(uid is user identifier, a number which identifies all user accounts) 0 and gid?FootNote(gid is group identifier) 0.

Password

At installation time, you are asked whether you want to use the root account or not.

  • if you want to (the default), you'll be asked to provide a complex password for root. Use a strong one!

  • if not, no root account is enabled and the password of the first user created will be used for administration tasks.

  • If you forgot your password, read [http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tips#s-crackroot "I forgot the root password!"]

How to use root level access as a normal user.