4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 12:44 PM by twtwtw
retratodeanjo Level 1 (0 points)

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 (92,186 points)

    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

  • Keith Barkley Level 5 (6,040 points)

    Is User an administrator?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 (25,715 points)

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

  • twtwtw Level 5 (4,925 points)

    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?