newbie wants to su



I just installed Linux for the first time. Ubuntu 14.10. It made at installation time an account which I named "beheer" ( which means administration ) with full rights. I set a password for this account. When I open a terminal and give the command su it asks for a password. I tried all the passwords I could think of including my own password but nothing worked. I tried "admin", "Admin", "NULL", "null" and an empty string. What did I do wrong? ( BTW, no worries: I intend to add an useraccount with reduced rights, for my daily stuff )

su with no arguments is used to login as the root account. On Ubuntu the root account is not usable by default so if you want to perform commands with root permissions you use
if you want to have a root shell use
sudo -s

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