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The root user on Virtual DICE

All users of Virtual DICE can use the superuser root. The root password is also root.

With root you have extra privilege, so that for instance you can install extra software.

To run a single command as root

To run a single command as root, prefix the command with sudo. For example, to run the command "make install" as root you would type:

sudo make install

To get a root shell

To get a root shell, type:

sudo bash

Have fun!

Feel free to use the root account to experiment and to configure the virtual machine as you like. Be careful, because superuser privilege makes it easy to delete or damage crucial parts of the operating system. If you accidentally break the virtual machine beyond repair, it can be deleted, then reinstalled from the .ova file.

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