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Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed

MPR wrote:
On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM, Richard Owlett <rowlett@cloud85.net> wrote:
Darac Marjal wrote:
Log in as root?
Effectively that's what I want.
BUT neither 'root' nor 'superuser' is recognized by Gnome login screen :<
Edit /etc/passwd and change the UID and GID for your login to 0 (which
effectively makes you root). Then "chown -R root:root /home/username"
to your home directory. Now you can log in with your username but you
will be root.

you might try using expert mode when installing, and then answering yes when the installer asks about enabling root login, or.. google "debian enable root login" and you'll find multiple ways to enable root login after the fact (note: it's a good idea to disable remote telnet login before doing so; maybe install ssh if you want remote access)

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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