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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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The root user

While a root user exists with any default Debian or Ubuntu installation, the question arises as to how to log in as the root user. The following are the two options:

  • Precreate a regular user that has administrative rights via sudo and don't allow the root user to log in
  • Or the easier way, set up a root password for the root user and use it

Security-wise, the first option is safer. Both options will be briefly covered here. It is up to the reader to decide which option is better suited and how important the security aspect of it all is. This book is also not about properly securing a system. This is left to the reader as an exercise and is far beyond the scope of this book.

Preparing the chroot command

To set up a root password, a few ...

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