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Jan 5, 2010

I started to use Ubuntu 9.1 today. It's the first version of linux I'm using. So my problem is that I always got a message in terminal, that says "are you root?", when I try to do something with apt-get. Well i tried to install a root, but it didn't work. One thing I almost forgot. Root is the Superuser that should be put on, when I installed the current version of ubuntu right? I don't understand how could it happen that the system didn't put the root on.

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