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Re: root in FC 10

On Friday 05 December 2008, Dave Cross wrote:
>2008/12/5 Mike Dwiggins <mike azdwiggins com>:
>> I upgraded a throw away test system from FC 8 to FC 10.  When it finished,
>> I tried logging in as root user and could not.
>> Logging in as a normal user I went to a text session and the su command
>> worked with the old root password.
>> Did I do something wrong or is this something new to 10?
>Disabling root login is a common security practice. Sounds like it's
>been disabled by default in F10. That's got to be a good thing.

Apparently so, but then the install doesn't add the one user it asks you to 
define to the sudoers file, and to fix that requires a reboot to single mode.

>As someone else has said, you can enable it again by fiddling with the
>pam files, but please consider whether you really want to do that. Why
>not log as a normal user and then use su (or, better, sudo) on the
>rare occasions when you need root access?

Cheers, Gene
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