What is root? How do I "become root?"
"root" is the name of the user who can control everything on the entire computer. We call this the "super user."
Applicable to Fedora Versions
- Fedora 7+
Requirements including prerequisite reading or packages
Doing the work
To become root, first you must open a terminal. Then, you type:
Note that the "--login" is very important -- it sets things so that you have easy access to all the commands on the computer.
Then, you have to type in your root password. You set this when you installed Fedora.
How to test
Common problems and fixes
If you're using the "open a terminal" method where you make the whole screen into a terminal, then you just need to put "root" as your "Login:" name, and then enter the correct password.