Step by step How to Enable root login on Fedora 10

 

Enable root log in and Login as root user on Linux Fedora 10

 

   How to log in as root user on Linux fedora 10???  The answer: You cannot login as root user on Fedora start from Linux Fedora 10.  The new Fedora 10 disable root user login... but if you still want to log in as root user... who gonna to stop you... that is your Linux Fedora box... you are her master... but ... it is not recommended to log in as root user.. this is the fact.. The step by step procedure below show the configuration Linux Fedora 10 to accept root login, this article show how to edit the configuration file in order to enable root login on Linux Fedora 10.

 

1.  Login as normal user, press Ctrl+Alt+F2 to get the text terminal, then key in your normal user login name and password... remember that you already create these user on early stage the installation configuration process.

Log in to Fedora core using root user

Fedora release 10 (Cambridge)

Kernel 2.6.27.5-117.fc10.i686 on an i686 (tty2)

 

fedora10 login: fedora10

Password:

Last login: Fri Dec 5 06:23:09 on tty4

[fedora10@fedora10 ~]$

 

2.  Switch user to root user.  In order to execute command or edit configuration file, you may need the root privileges.  The example below use the su command to change from normal user to root user in order to have the root privileges to edit the gdm configuration file.

Change to root user on Fedora 10

[fedora10@fedora10 ~]$ su -

Password:

[root@fedora10 ~]#

 

3.  The gdm configuration file contain the setting that disable the root login on Fedora 10.  To view the contents of gdm configuration file the cat command is use in this example.

The gdm configuration file contain the setting that disable the root login on Fedora 10

[root@fedora10 ~]# cat /etc/pam.d/gdm

#%PAM-1.0

auth     [success=done ignore=ignore default=bad] pam_selinux_permit.so

auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet

auth       required    pam_env.so

auth       substack    system-auth

auth       optional    pam_gnome_keyring.so

account    required    pam_nologin.so

account    include     system-auth

password   include     system-auth

session    required    pam_selinux.so close

session    required    pam_loginuid.so

session    optional    pam_console.so

session    required    pam_selinux.so open

session    optional    pam_keyinit.so force revoke

session    required    pam_namespace.so

session    optional    pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start

session    include     system-auth

[root@fedora10 ~]#

 

4.  Before we edit the gdm configuration file to enable root login to fedora 10, please make backup the gdm configuration file.  The example below use the cp command to make gdm backup file.

Edit the gdm configuration file to enable root login to fedora 10, please make backup the gdm configuration file

Copy file to make backup

[root@fedora10 ~]# cp -pr /etc/pam.d/gdm /etc/pam.d/gdm.bak

[root@fedora10 ~]#

 

Verify backup file exist

[root@fedora10 ~]# ls /etc/pam.d/gdm.bak

/etc/pam.d/gdm.bak

[root@fedora10 ~]#

 

5.  To allow root user to log in on Fedora 10, the "user != root quiet" need to be remove from the gdm configuration file.  The step by step below show how to edit the gdm using vi editor, to edit and remove the "user != root quiet" on the file.

 

Open vi editor : [root@fedora10 ~]# vi /etc/pam.d/gdm

and move the cursur to the user != root quiet (as show on figure below): use the keyboard key  h=move cursor left, j=move cursor down, k=move cursor up, l=move cursor right.

Open and edit file using vi editor. To allow root log in on Fedora 10, the (user != root quiet) must be remove from gdm configuration file.

To allow root log in on Fedora 10, the (user != root quiet) must be remove from gdm configuration file. 

Hit 'x' key on keyboard to delete the user != root quiet .

 

After deleting the user != root quiet, save the gdm configuration file and the exit the vi text editor by using :wq as show on figure below.

After deleting the user != root quiet, save the gdm configuration file and the exit the vi text editor by using :wq as show on figure below.

 

Verify by display the gdm configuration file contents by using cat command as show on example below.

Verify by display the gdm configuration file contents by using cat command as show on example below.

[root@fedora10 ~]# cat /etc/pam.d/gdm

#%PAM-1.0

auth     [success=done ignore=ignore default=bad] pam_selinux_permit.so

auth       required    pam_succeed_if.so

auth       required    pam_env.so

auth       substack    system-auth

auth       optional    pam_gnome_keyring.so

account    required    pam_nologin.so

account    include     system-auth

password   include     system-auth

session    required    pam_selinux.so close

session    required    pam_loginuid.so

session    optional    pam_console.so

session    required    pam_selinux.so open

session    optional    pam_keyinit.so force revoke

session    required    pam_namespace.so

session    optional    pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start

session    include     system-auth

[root@fedora10 ~]#

 

Now, reboot the system and start login as root user on Fedora 10:

 

Verify root user login on Fedora 10:

Login root on Fedora 10 Desktop (GNOME Desktop).

Login root on Fedora 10 Desktop (GNOME Desktop).

 

Fedora 10 text base login , testing login as root user on Fedora 10 text base terminal.

Fedora 10 text base login , testing login as root user on Fedora 10 text base terminal.

 

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3 comments

13
Apr

cannot log in Fedora 10

Thank you for the article... its hepl me me in the way ... that i know now that i cannot directly log in as root user on Fedora 10..
Thanks

2
Sep

Thz

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8
May

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