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Re: Peculiar problem with root login




On 12-06-17, Felix Miata wrote:
> Jan-Peter Rühmann composed on 2017-06-12 17:15 (UTC+0200):
> .
> > Normally you can´t login via Root, because there is no entry in the passwd file.
> .
> That is false for every Debian installation (Squeeze, Wheezy, Jessie, Stretch at
> least) I have ever done (unless maybe I'm misremembering all the way back to Etch).
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dejan@ddeb:~$ cat /etc/passwd | grep root
root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash

Perhaps it is true if you choose not to create root account during
installation process.