Debian :: Can't Get Sudo / Admin Privileges

Jan 11, 2016

receive bash notice: "jim is not in the sudoers file."Just finished my first Debian install several hours ago, my first go around w/Debian. Installed 8.2 DVD ISO on USB. Had this issue from my first use in BASH, not a forgotten password problem. So 2 questions:

1) I'll be installing Debian again, and want to avoid this in future. There were 2 inputs on setup for name (my full name) and user (installer offered my first name which I accepted). 2 inputs for Password as well: I used the same password both times (have done this w/Mint & Ubuntu w/out issue).

2) How to fix this? Tried this: URL...however, neither keystroke got me to "rescue" prompt as article suggests. Several other articles presume an admin with privileges has sudo access to modify sudoers file.

I have multi-boot setup in BING environment (MBR, not EFI). I am booting from a GRUB2 ISO using grub commands as I still need GRUB installed in my boot partition until I can get cmd line access. I'm able to get a session on boot with the same password I used in setup.

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Security :: Ubuntu 10.10 Is Not Allowing Amin Privileges To Admin User, Even Tho Sudo Works?

Feb 21, 2011

i am relatively new to ubuntu. Just recenty i have not been able to access certain files(for example the history and bookmarks in the firefox folder), download files individually from the internet(music,fonts,etc), recieving an error message

Quote: Originally Posted by firefox error console

Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED) [nsIFileOutputStream.init]" nsresult: "0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED)" location: "JS frame :: file:///usr/lib/firefox-3.6.13/components/nsSessionStore.js :: sss_writeFile :: line 2944" data: no][code]...

i have sudo priveleges and can install via update manager. i read somewhere that compizfusion might affect access permissions and i do use compiz and emerald at the same time.

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Nov 12, 2010

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May 11, 2010

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Nov 5, 2010

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May 1, 2010

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a) Show me how I can bring up the grub menu so I can access ubuntu in safe mode

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Jan 10, 2011

I downloaded a driver for my printer today and I opened it in the terminal. Then a window popped up saying "This opporation requires root (administrative) privileges. Please enter the administrative password below:" I typed in the same password that I use when authorizing the installation of programs from the Ubuntu Software Center and I tried it multiple times. Each time, it rejects the password. I even tried downloading something else from the software center, just to make sure the password was correct, but the system had no problem with the password when downloading from the software center. So, is my software center password different from my administrator password?

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Apr 15, 2010

I was adding me and my bud to a new group I created, but I used -G instead of -g as the tutorial suggested, I think this removed me from all other groups and put me in the new one. The same with my bud. Now I dont have sudo privileges, nor does my bud, and we have not set a password for the root account.

Code:
sudo ls -l
USER@SERVER:/var$ sudo password for USER:
USER is not in the sudoers file. this incident will be reported.
USER@SERVER:/var$

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Jul 31, 2010

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root2 ALL=(ALL) ALL

i commented the below line ##Cmnd_Alias SERVICES = /sbin/service, /sbin/chkconfig eventhough the sudo user root2 can start and stop the service which i dont want to give that privilage.

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Aug 2, 2011

I can't get sudo users-admin to run. This is the error I get:

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Feb 15, 2011

I have previously set up sudo via adding my name to the wheel group and then giving full privileges to the wheel group in the sudoers file. Now I choose to learn to limit that. Had noticed the most frequent use I have of sudo is to run yum update. This got me thinking, could I remove the wheel group privileges and add the following line in sudoers to limit the privilege to simply running yum, and furthermore, make it so I could run yum without a password:

## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
rootALL=(ALL) ALL
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I think that would in fact work (if I understood one of the pages here, it will work). However, upon further thinking I realized that in such a case then anyone sitting at my computer could then use yum, without a password, to install or remove any file on my system � probably not a good idea. As a result I have to ask, can I tighten the privilege even further such that the only privilege so given was to run �yum update� and nothing else? (for example if they ran �yum install� it would fail). If you can do it, how?

Last, I was going to limit the privilege, time wise and try wise, by adding the following to the sudoers file:

# Defaults specification
Defaults:Troy timestamp_timeout=0, passwd_tries=3

Will that really work to limit the elevated privilege so I don't have elevated privileges lingering about, or is there a better way to do so?

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Jan 6, 2010

Original HOWTO can be found at: [URL]... So the other day I was in IRC and someone had brought up a problem where they created a new Administrative user, but didnt have rights to use sudo. Looked into the problem a little bit to figure out what was wrong, and it turns out that when you create a new user through the user manager (in kubuntu, anyways. Havent tested in Gnome.) the user gets added to the adm group, however, a quick look at the sudoers file shows that its looking for users in the admin group to allow the use of sudo. So, to solve the problem we do the following: If youre on the new admin user (which Im assuming you are) use the following commands:

Code:
su [insert username of old account without brackets]
sudo usermod -G admin [username of new admin account without brackets]
exit

Then simply logout, and then log back in (not always necessary, but the easiest way to flush the permissions.)

Code:
su [insert username of old account without brackets]
Means were going to Switch User to the old admin account
Code:
sudo usermod -G admin [username of new admin account without brackets]
This simply adds the admin group to the secondary group list for the new user
Code:
exit
Pretty self explanatory

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Jul 2, 2011

I have read a lot of questions from people wanting to take Debian (or some other distribution) and make its sudo command act more like the way Ubuntu's sudo does. I want to do the exact opposite, I want to make Ubuntu's sudo command act more like the sudo command from another distribution. ie I want there to be one root password

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Feb 28, 2015

I used Zorin, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu. Even though Kubuntu was my favorite because of the KDE platform, it still didn't have what I was looking for. With Debian, the KDE platform works great, it uses KDM instead of LightDM, (you can do more with that), and the choices of software for setting it up as a server is great. The problem I having right now is with the root privileges. With the other Debian based systems I used, root privileges was not a problem. When I signed in, it was with my user name and my root password.

Every time I did updates or installed software, it ask me for authentication which is my root password. And if I had to use su or sudo commands in the terminal it ask for my password. I had no problem with that. I'm just as big with security as any Unix based system users. And Linux has that. That's one of the big reasons I left Microsoft Windows for Linux. There was times when I had to have full root privileges for just a short time, and my favorite command was sudo nautilus. This was perfect.

For example, sometimes I had to get in to the opt folder for a brief moment to past a web page in it. Opt is a root folder. It can be opened with out a root privilege, but you just can't past files to it. Sudo nautilus was perfect for this because it is a temporary root privilege. Close the terminal and the root privilege session ends. This is great. You don't want root privileges all the time you're log in. That can be dangerous because it's a high security risk.

With Debian, I have not been able to get any root privileges. And without root privileges, I can't load much needed software, can't access my second hard drive, matter of fact, the second hard drive doesn't even show up. I can't really do much of anything. Is there something I can do when I am installing Debian to fix this or how do I get the root privileges I need?

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Mar 14, 2011

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May 16, 2011

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I can live without internal hard drives showing up, but I'd like to be able to mount my eSATA drive automatically. So far I've been completely unsuccessful in getting an entry to show up in thunar (like when a usb flash disk or cd is inserted), so I've added an entry to fstab:

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Dec 9, 2014

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Then I try to add a MBB instance with the pop-up assistant. After I've answered all the questions another pop-up tells me:-

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May 1, 2010

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sudo groupadd ftpuser
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sudo passwd ftpadmin
.....
chmod -R g+w /var/www

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May 18, 2015

I'm new to LDAP. I've installed LDAP Server and I stated:

Code: Select allaccess to * by * write

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Code: Select all conn=1137 op=2 RESULT tag=97 err=49 text=

Is there any requirements for creating a non-admin login user, because the "user", that I've created is not ObjectClass: Posix-Account, but ObjectClass: person, organizationalPerson?

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Apr 2, 2011

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Apr 4, 2016

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I tried resetting the password as administrator (passwd 'user'), but when the user tries, the new password isn't recognized.

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Aug 22, 2010

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IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"linksys"
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Encryption key***********
Power Management:off

[Code]...

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Feb 1, 2016

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Various web search suggests it is done at compile(downloaded compiled) /installation, but I have no recollection of entering any.

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