CLOSED: Terminal, as root

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CLOSED: Terminal, as root

Postby tcm2Lions » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:09 pm

Okay, I'm new to Linux and I'm taking it slow. I'm beginning the process of adding disks to the Grey Pool but I need to open a Terminal as root. I don't remember adding a root password in the installation process. How do I get past that "authentication failure" problem when I need to open a terminal as root? :(

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Re: Terminal, as root

Postby bigfoot65 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:49 pm

You login as your user.

Then in terminal, do:

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sudo su -
Now you are root user.
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Re: Terminal, as root

Postby tcm2Lions » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:23 am

Okay, that worked. Should I add and partition all the drives before installing Greyhole? I have 6 drives and an SSD. I have installed Greyhole so, if needed, I will uninstall and reinstall.

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Re: Terminal, as root

Postby bigfoot65 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:32 am

Works best that way, but not mandatory.

You should be able to do it with Greyhole installed.

Will mark this thread as closed. If you need additional help, please start a new topic.
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