Add non root user

Hi there,

I setup DietPi last night with LAMP stack and openVPN on a Raspberry Pi. So quick and easy. Thanks very much.

However I think a nice option would be to add a non-root user so the distro can be used without logging in as root for day to day stuff.


Hi Keith

if you need it, you can do this really simple:

root@DietPi:~#  adduser Keith

root@DietPi:~#  adduser Keith sudo

Thanks, yes it’s not hard, I would have had to google it, its not something I do a lot. Thought it would be nice to have it as an option.


As the program is called dietPI - it would make sense if the default non-root user (with sudo access) were PI - that would help when using scripts meant for the Pi.

I also had to do this to get sudo on my 'user

chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo && chmod 4755 /usr/bin/sudo’