Now I am going to show how to enable root login in Fedora 14. After installation of Fedora 14 it doesn’t allow root login for security purpose. Manually we have to enable it.
Step 1: Open terminal (Application->Accessories->Terminal)
Step 2: Log as root in terminal. type “su” then it will want the password and enter the password.
Step 3: Change the present directory to /etc/pam.d. For this type “cd /etc/pam.d”
Step 4: Open gdm file in Vim text editor in the terminal. Command “vi gdm”
For Step 1-4 your terminal should be as following image:
Step 5: After Step 4 Terminal will be as follow
Step 6: Type the i key of the keyboard, this will take this to the editing mode. You will be able to see “–Insert–” in the down of the window as marked by follow.
Step 7: take the cursor to the line 3 (auth required pam_succeed……) delete the line or comment the line with # which I do in following image.
Step 8: Now to save and edit firs press the ESC key to enter command mode. Then to save and quit type “:wq” as image and press Enter.
Step 9: Now in the same way open the gdm-password file and comment or delete the 3rd line (auth required pam_succeed _if.so….)
Step 10: In the same way of step 8 save and exit this. now type exit and log off from your account and login in root account.
Enjoy stuff from root.