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Activate Root on Mac OSX: No Editor in Directory Utility

I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and would like to enable the root user. I found Apple's KB article, however this point Click the lock in the Directory Utility window. Enter an administrator account name and ...
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bash won't accept my root password after activating it in Snow Leopard

I activated the root-user in Snow Leopard via Directory Utility, gave it a password. Still whenever I enter sudo whatevercommand into the bash and enter the password it says that its incorrect. I ...
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OSX root user keeps re-enabling itself on reboot

Running Snow Leopard. Completely inexplicably, I seem to have enabled the OSX root user by accident. I honestly have no idea how it happened, but if memory serves I was looking at the login pane (with ...
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Why is the reported user “root” when a “normal user” executes “ps ux” on OS X? Is this normal behaviour?

I am running OS X 10.6.1 . When i am logged in as a normal user of group staff and do a ps ux it lists my ps ux command as being run by root: snies 181 0.0 0.3 2774328 12500 ?? S ...
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How do I enable the root account in Snow Leopard?

I know how to enable root account on Leopard, but not Snow Leopard. How can I do it?