How enable root password on Linux Mint

By default, Linux Mint does not set up a root password and therefore, you don't get the ability to log in as root. To log you as root on Linux Mint you have to use sudo su or sudo -i, with sudo su runs a shell with root privileges and sudo -i also acquires the root user's environment.

Enabling the Root account is rarely necessary. Almost everything you need to do as an administrator of an Linux Mint system, it can to does via sudo or gksudo. If you really need a persistent Root login, the best alternative is to simulate a Root login shell using the sudo -i command.

Open a Terminal, give the key combination Ctrl + Alt + T

You can enable the root account and set a password with the command

sudo passwd root

1) Open a Terminal, and write

$ sudo passwd root , and press Enter

Give it, and press Enter

give a password for your root, and press Enter write hin on a paper for not forget...

repeat the password for the root user, and press Enter .

How to show it

image to see the console

2. Disable root account

To disable the root account, tap

sudo passwd -dl root

will ask for your user password, write it, and press Enter .

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