Linux bypass the password?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jbigwood, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. jbigwood macrumors newbie

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    when i try to install something, it always askes for a password

    is it possible to bypass this?
     
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    It's possible, depending on which distro you're using, but you shouldn't do it. Any time you make changes to your system, you need to input your password. That's why Linux (and *nix systems in general, including OS X) are so much more secure than Windows.
     
  3. jbigwood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All i'm trying to do is install Itunes to linux
     
  4. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    Are you using WINE or similar to emulate a Windows environment? iTunes won't natively run in Linux.
     
  5. jbigwood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no i need the admin password to install WINE.
     
  6. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    Is your account not an admin? (If you're the only user, you have administrative privileges.)
     
  7. drhigh macrumors newbie

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    Unless you are on the root account, it will ask for a password. This is an important security feature and you should never be on root for regular use.
     

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