Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed
On Fri, 2012-11-23 at 17:04 -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * On 2012 23 Nov 16:18 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
> > Le 23.11.2012 22:19, Miles Fidelman a écrit :
> > >Richard Owlett wrote:
> > >>Miles Fidelman wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>you might try using expert mode when installing, and then
> > >>>answering yes when the installer asks about enabling root
> > >>>login,
> > >>
> > >>That did not work.
> > >
> > >That's rather odd. The installer always asks me to set up a root
> > >account, before setting up an account for the first user, just before
> > >configuring the clock.
> > If I am not wrong, when you choose to disable root, it means you can
> > only have root rights with sudo, su or login as root just does not
> > work.
> On Ubuntu distros set up like that, 'sudo su' has worked on the rare
> occasion a root shell prompt was needed. Some things seem to fail with
> 'sudo'. Once in the root shell it is a trivial matter to set a password
> for 'root' and have a root login available at a virtual terminal prompt.
> - Nate
spinymouse@q:~$ sudo -i
[sudo] password for spinymouse: