I am new to the Linux scene but I have been working with Mandrake and Redhat for about 10 hours a day for the last 3 days and I am getting the hang out it. However with my Mandrake 8.2 (I am upgrading to 10 as we speak) when I have a terminal open and then I try to switch to login as root is says "incorrect login." However if I open the terminal as a "superuser" it allows me to do so with the password.

I have googled this and couldn't find anything. I have a theory but I am not sure so here it is. Could I not be allowed to switch from a user to a "superuser" without being in a SSH not sure but that is my idea.

I just sorta wanna figure out the problem and if it is infact a problem.