Why are all logins disabled in the virtual terminal after enabling root account from desktop?

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Published on 2012-07-05T19:39:08Z Indexed on 2012/07/05 21:24 UTC
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Just for testing purposes, I went a head and enabled the root account, by using the commands below:

sudo passwd root
[sudo] password for abed:
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Once that happened, I went ahead and did Ctrl+Alt+F1, to get to the first virtual console, and at the login prompt I try logging in as abed, su, root, all comeback with login incorrect. Why is that happening, and how can I fix it.

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