I want to know how to switch my normal user account into root admin?

For example, when I log into my account I cannot modify and save sources.list from /etc/apt/folder nor can I get an update for apt-get update or even apt-get upgrade.

Is there anyway possible I can convert my normal user account to admin (root)?

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    I'll jump in and say what many are thinking. If you can't figure out su, root, or sodu, you may want to start with a beginner's guide to Linux and a educational style os – Tim Aug 4 '16 at 4:15
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    Pretty much what @Tim just said too. Just Google a root command in your Linux platform. sudo {command} is mainly used in Debian based OS. – Kevdog777 Dec 6 '16 at 13:33

try this:

su -

with password toor


Go to your account icon and log out, then you can log back in with another account

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