Originally Posted by Prinny
Some distros (debian based) you need to do sudo su, enter your password, and be on your merry way.
Some others i've used (I think it was Arch....Or gentoo...)
you just enter su, password, and root..
OpenSuse offers an option "Use this password for system administrator" when you create the first user in the installation process. I'd guess using this option (which actually is the default but I uncheck it) would give a set up similar to Ubuntu, etc.
Unchecked, the next step is to provide a password for root.