Jimbo wrote:The viewpoint on modern *nix is that:
When installing OL 6-3 I am asked to specify the root user and at the end of the installation a non admin system user.
I am slightly confused as to the purpose of this non admin system user.
Q1. What is if for / not for and how does it differ from root ?
Q2. Is is really just the Desktop Admin userNo really, essentially each user can maintain (administer) his own desktop ... though I expect there are ways of restricting this.
( whereas root is the superuser for the server as a whole ) ?This is essentially true.
Q3. Now that I have specified this non admin user - how do I change this role to another user I have created ( I made a poor choice of username in the first place ! ) i.e. does this non system admin user have any specially designated roles or privileges at Linux level, which I need to enable on the other user that I now wish to be the non admin system user ?most gui tools running on root will realise root privileges are needed and ask for it.
Advice greatly appreciated,Just as I finished preparing this I noticed Dude has already answered. I think we're saying essentially the same thing. I've fleshed things out a little more. Please be aware I could be had up for technical/conceptual inaccuracies in my reply; so please take as a general direction.