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retratodeanjo Calculating status...
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Nov 13, 2012 8:20 AM

I have a password for User, but i can't enter this pass for super user in the terminal.

i Need help.

How i can enter Super user in the terminal.

what hpning?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 8:31 AM (in response to retratodeanjo)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities

     

    In Terminal, the password doesn't show when you're typing the password. When you've finished typing this, hold Enter key

    iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:17 PM (in response to retratodeanjo)

    Is User an administrator?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (22,760 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to retratodeanjo)

    Are you actually trying to log in as root or are you trying to run sudo?

  • twtwtw Level 5 Level 5 (4,580 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to retratodeanjo)

    Just for quick background, there are different kinds of accounts on a unix sysem, with different abilities.  Standard user accounts have access restricted to their own files, administrator accounts have access to system functions. There's also a root user that has complete access to everything; that's what's usually meant by superuser.  Each user and administrator account has its own password, and if you only have the password for a standard user acocunt, you won't be able to access any of the system administrator or root level functions.  Does that help?

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