Ubuntu 11.04 handles file permissions in the same way as any other Linux Based distribution. File Permission is a advanced security policy that controls the administrative right to the files based on some rules and settings. The main purpose of the file system is to protect the files from unauthorized access. Ubuntu or Linux based OS has very secure and robust file permission Rules.
Due to the File permission rules and settings, some times it’s very annoying, specially for advanced users. Ubuntu provides ‘sudo’ command (Just add the ‘sudo’ term in the beginning of the command, that you want to execute), that allows the normal users to perform administrative tasks. But sometimes it’s good to have full root power! without any sudo, in GUI mode, it seem dangerous but if you deliberately want this, then this post will explain how to gain root power (or unlock/enable ROOT in Ubuntu) in GUI mode, on Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal).
Enable (Unlock) root on Ubuntu 11.04
#1 : Open Terminal/shell , (hit CTRL+ALT+T)
#2 : Then, Type the command (Followed by your Login Password).
sudo passwd root
#3 : when you will be prompted for “Enter the New Unix Password” Twice, Enter the root password.
#4 : That’s All, To enjoy root power, logout from the current user session. At the login window, Enter ‘root’ as a username and the password, you entered in above step.
Conclusion : In root mode, don’t perform any action about which you aren’t sure, because a single mistake can cause a lot of damage. If you just want to browse files in root mode, then you can browse nautilus in root mode with one simple trick.
Browse Files in Root Mode with Nautilus
Open terminal and enter the command (of course, followed by your login password).