Unable to re-enable root user
As administrator, I wanted to hide the 'Other' user pick from the logon screen on a Macbook to be used by various users on the network, and to do this I in-effect disabled the root user. I didn't think removing the 'Other' pick from the logon screen would disallow me from being root in Terminal though. I typed su in Terminal and the root user password and I get a Sorry message. I need to be root to make some settings, and I need to re-enable the root user. I logon as Administrator and go to NetInfo Manager and should be able to get to the Authenticate menu where I can Enable Root User, but the Authenticate menu is greyed out. I also tried going into the Terminal and used 'sudo passwd root'. I type/re-type the new password and when I type 'su' and the new password I get a Sorry message. To further complicate things, I am doing this remotely. I am trying to be root to make settings for a machine on the network that I am remote connected to. The machine I am remotely connected to is the one I am trying to re-enable root for. Any ideas as to how to get out of this bind I got myself into?