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How to login as root remotely?

If you want to login as root using SSH or WinSCP you need to edit the config of SSHD, do this: Login, and edit this file: sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config Find this line: PermitRootLogin without-...
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Raspbian root default password

Raspbian by default is configured so that the root account can't be logged into using a password. This is done by starting with an entry in /etc/password which begins: root:x:0:0: The fields are ...
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Root file browser for raspbian jessie

Typing gksudo in Terminal and then hitting enter. A window named Run program will pop up. Then typing pcmanfm on the Run text field. Pressing ok. That worked for me.
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Root file browser for raspbian jessie

Open the Terminal Type sudo pcmanfm The root file manager opens.
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How do I start up in safemode?

This Answer is out of date (Raspbian now uses PARTUUID to identify root partition) and uses /bin/bash rather than the POSIX compliant /bin/sh It may work to repair the partition, but changing cmdline....
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Strange problem on startup - cannot open access to console

Found myself in the same situation just now. Took quite some time to figure out (taking into account that I had neither a USB keyboard nor a Linux computer around this was a long quest). The reason ...
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Raspbian root default password

To set a root password: Boot up and login normally. Run:sudo passwd root Type in the new password for root as prompted Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=5056&...
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sudo raspi-config not working: boot partition not mounted

Check if your boot folder is empty using cd /boot/ in a terminal session. If so, you should be able to mount it to the SD card using a simple command. sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot All this ...
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How to login as root remotely?

You cannot login as root because Raspbian does not have a root password. See Raspbian root default password Normally ssh does not allow root access because this is considered a security risk. You ...
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Edit root files from SD card?

I basically didn't have a Keyboard I could use for my Raspberry Pi and was wanting to do the same. I did this: Insert the SD card into the MacBook Open Applications > Disk Utility > right click on ...
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Login automatically as root at startup

MariusMatutiaes accepted answer worked for Raspbian Jessie (March 2016) too: Edit the file /lib/systemd/system/[email protected] and change the line ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty --noclear %I $TERM to ...
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How can I connect to the SFTP server with sudo via WinSCP?

This is easy. By default the stfp-server of a Raspberry Pi is located at: /usr/lib/sftp-server, so we need to get WinSCP to execute it with sudo. Go to your WinSCP profile (Session > Sites > Site ...
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Root file browser for raspbian jessie

You will find that 'mc' ( midnight commander ) is the fastest for browsing and file operations - CTRL+o will give you a root shell prompt to view output of commands. On a Pi, it's lightweight. You don'...
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Login automatically as root at startup

I'm not sure why you would want to autologin as root, but if its just for the sake of saving those few seconds you can choose to auto login with the pi username in the raspi-config settings:
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Raspbian root default password

Raspbian does NOT have a root password. It differs from Ubuntu in that respect. You can create a root password, but AFAIK that requires sudo. The best bet is to edit the files by mounting the SD Card ...
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How do I start up in safemode?

Since you probably updated your raspian in the process, you might have been caught by this change: As of the November 2016 release, Raspbian has the SSH server disabled by default. You will have to ...
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How do I start up in safemode?

The traditional way to get into "Safe" mode, otherwise known as "single user" mode, is to add an "S" to the end of the command line. dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=/...
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Wiring Pi - Root not required?

wiringPi was modified to allow the use of /dev/gpiomem rather than /dev/mem to access the GPIO. To access the GPIO via /dev/mem requires root privileges. By default /dev/gpiomem can be accessed by ...
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Boot from USB Connected SSD

The Raspbberry Pi 3B+ has improved boot capabilities. It can boot from any USB drive out of the box. Just flash an Raspbian Image to the USB storage like you do it with a SD Card. Put it into one USB ...
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Disable Single User Mode

Put the data you're trying to protect on a separate partition and encrypt it. Typical users will want to encrypt /home. You could also encrypt the root partition itself, though that will be more ...
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How to Disable root account Direct Login after adding a password?

Disable remote login Run sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config and set PermitRootLogin yes to 'no'. Reboot or restart the ssh service with /etc/init.d/ssh restart Disable root completely To completely ...
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Can the raspberry boot to an LVM root partition?

This answer is obsolete. Here is a simpler solution. For development I like to take snapshots so I can easily revert to original installation without flashing the SD Card again. For this we have to ...
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How to change user pi sudo permissions; how to add other accounts with different permissions?

May 2018, This is still acccurate in concept but the procedure has changed with later versions: Firstly, the files should be directly edited in vi or nano or leafpad or emacs - whichever is your ...
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How to login as root remotely?

You can login as normal user (belong sudoer group) then sudo su - to switch to root
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Permission denied error when using apt and apt-get as root on raspbian

I don't know what repositories do you have addressed in your /etc/apt/sources.list. But it seems you have a Raspbian and a Debian repository addressed. This is not a good idea except do you really ...
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Root file browser for raspbian jessie

Just start your file manager as root. Let's say your file manager is pcmanfm, then you should run these commands pi@mypi:~$ sudo su [sudo] password for pi: root@mypi:/home/pi# pcmanfm 1>/dev/...
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Cannot create new database in MySQL - logging in as 'root'@'localhost'

Try logging in like this mysql -u root -p You are telling it to log as the user root with a password you will provide. It will prompt you for your password and allow you to access mysql. That is ...
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Expanding size of the root / using external HDD

Since you have the Pi up and running, all the work can be done on the Pi itself. On a terminal type the command lsblk. The mmcblk0 is the Pi's SD and sda, sdb, ... are the other disk on the Pi. If ...
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Root file browser for raspbian jessie

Running sudo file-manager should be enough to start whatever file manager you have configured. Depending on your setup, you may need to run xhost + as the user who owns the desktop, to allow root ...
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How to Disable root account Direct Login after adding a password?

I just found out that sudo passwd -l root does exactly what I wanted.
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