How to enable root login in Ubuntu 12.10

 

Here’s a quick way to login as root in Ubuntu 12.10. This is not recommended as the root user account is disabled for a reason.

To get started, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to create a root password.
 
sudo passwd root
 
Next, run the commands below to enable root login in Ubuntu 12.10
 
sudo sh -c 'echo "greeter-show-manual-login=true" >> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf'
 
Method 1 – Login using terminal
 
To login as root you must open terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T. Run the following command
 
su root
 
Now enter your root password.


 
Method 2 – Login using GUI
 
Log Out your account and type the username (root) and password in the login window.
 

Enable root in ubuntu


 

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