Enable root login on Mac OS X

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I have a second hard drive in my MacBook Pro that stores the user’s files. To enable state safe manipulation of those data, I like to log as root. This way, I ensure that none of those files will be modified during operation (copy, move, …).

Here’s how to enable root login on Snow Leopard:

That’s it!
When you wish to roll-out, use the same procedure but select Disable Root User.

Source: Enabling and using the “root” user in Mac OS X