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root user account

Where can I find instructions about how to create a root user account for both Lion and Mountain Lion? Apple has changed to procedure, and you do not appear to be up-to-date.
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  • Hi Edwin,

    Thanks for your question. Which of our books are you using? The root user account always exists in OS X. You just need to enable it for specific administration tasks. The root user is discussed in detail in various places in both OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual and Switching to the Mac: Mountain Lion Edition, but these instructions from Apple's support pages should get you what you're looking for quickly:


    Brian Sawyer
    Senior Editor, Missing Manuals
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