Open Terminal as root

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Sometimes, you'll be asked to open a Terminal window, and become root.

To do that from a remote computer, SSH into your HDA.

NOTE: Precede each command with sudo for Ubuntu and Fedora if you did not create a root password.

Once the Terminal window is open, type the following command:

su -

You'll be asked for the root password (for Ubuntu and Fedora, the password is your user password):

[gb@hda ~]$ su -

You now have a Terminal open, and you're logged as root:

[root@hda ~]#

To exit back to the standard user:

[root@hda ~]$ exit
[gb@hda ~]#