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Re: Root Permissions - Vista Home Edition
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:34:49 -0500
- Subject: Re: Root Permissions - Vista Home Edition
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David Halstead wrote:
I have spent a week trying to find how to 'su' or login as root, and have
Could you please help me resolve this.
"root" doesn't mean anything on Windows natively. "Administrator" is a
close (but still quite different) substitute. In any case, try installing
the 'openssh' package, configuring it as per the readme in
/usr/share/doc/Cygwin, and then 'ssh Administrator@localhost'. Use
password authentication (the default really).
It appears that there is no way to grant the permissions stated in Corinnas
Document, but there has to be some way round the problem.
Ah yes, Corinna's document. We're all so familiar with this document so
it is called just that - "Corinna's Document" or CD for short. ;-)
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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