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    login as root
    to gain access as root i type "login root" and a password prompt is given which i cant seem to qualify. i am aware of only one password i used to install the osx?

    where can i verify i have the correct passwords?

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    do you really need a root account tho?

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    i aspire root because no love from sudo
    recently i had osx 10.4.11 crash completely w/o my input, i know i can do better than that as root. now have 10.5.2 / macbook pro

    i am curious where vmware is putting their virtual machine files and if a dead virtual machine is completely removed. reference posting on the vmware forum (may need a login):
    http://communities.vmware.com/message/894012

    i aspire root because no love from sudo

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    If you want to see hidden files you can just use TinkerTool

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