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Explanations about the root account.


What is root?

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


At installation time, you have been asked for creation or not of the root account.

How to use root account