HOW TO: Enabling root on a new server?

Michael Williams gberz3 at
Fri Jul 13 03:31:49 UTC 2007

Hi All,

I recently purchased a co-located server from Cedant and need to  
enable the root user.  It's running FreeBSD 6.1.  Currently there  
appears to be no root user enabled on the server.  I can't even "su"  
to root.  I've tried using "pw" to add my user to "wheel" but I  
receive a warning informing me that I must be root to even do such a  
thing.  You can see my quandary.  Please advise.


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