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    okay... i am trying to enter root command in terminal.
    so.. i type su
    then the prompt will ask me for password, so i type my admin password and nothing..???? confused.. must i set a password and if so where would i do this?

    thanks -- this was a bit easier in mandrake
    -Griffey Jr ...the sweetest swing there ever was.

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    Lets assume you have administrative privileges and the corresponding user is <melow>
    On the terminal type sudo melow and press enter.
    When asked, enter the pw for user <melow>

    Otherwise,
    type su melow and press enter.
    Enter the pw
    This will however work only if <melow> is the admin (root) user.

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    gratz
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