After freshly installing Lucid Lynx and tinkering for some time to get everything just how I like it, I managed to somehow remove myself and all other users from all groups. Now, obviously, I've restarted and I don't have root privileges as I am no longer a member of admin group. So I am somewhat stuck. I've looked at this page: [URL]. But annoyingly, there is no grub menu appearing on boot up (unlike previous Ubuntu versions). So I'm appealing for your help to either:
a) Show me how I can bring up the grub menu so I can access ubuntu in safe mode
b) Show me another way of accessing the system with root privileges. (Would using chroot from the Live CD work? I just thought of that now so I'll try it).
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?
I have a pdc with a samba file share and have multiple xp workstations that can install programs from the server and share files, but I have 2 new windows 7 machines that I have edited the registries on and joined the domain with but cannot install programs from the pdc even though they have root accounts. I have tried to change folder privileges from the workstations but I am not allowed.
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.
I recently installed Maverick Meerkat on a hand me down laptop. And noticed that when I entered the password for admin privileges to install from the update manager, a key icon appeared on the top bar. I moused over it and saw I could use THAT to end privileges before the 10 minute grace was up. I should have thought of it before, and, small as it is, I thought this was a great feature.So, when I upgraded from Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx on my desktop, I thought that feature would be there, but it's not.So first I'm wondering if it's there, but just not default. If so, how do I get that icon to appear? If not, how do I otherwise end admin privileges early?
I'm having a permissions problem with Ubuntu and apache. There are two users, I'll just call them A and B. All of the files belong to A and group root. I'm logged in as B and I have admin privileges. My website is working just fine but when I create a directory in the web root, change the owner to A on the directory and all files I still get a Permission Denied error when I try to access it from the web. I've also set permissions to rxwr-xr-x on the directory and all the files. So I don't understand what's going on. Why am I still getting a permission denied error?
i have a program from windows that requires a .bat file for installation, i open it with Wine Windows Program Opener and opens the CMD, if i opened this in windows it would install because i am on the admin account but will not if i am not admin, opening it on here it thinks i am not admin, how can i make it think i am? here are screen grabs,
it shows this for a few seconds....
then shows this, pressing return closes the window
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
I know that some settings can only accessed by root (like the login manager). KDE 3 had a button where you could become root to access it.Where is this button in KDE 4? After googling I found year old articles mentioned that you should kdesu gksu systemstettings in CLI, which was ok when KDE 4 was new, buggy. But my hairs stand on end of having to use such a dirty workaround for a standard feature.Has KDE 4 taken a step back, lost an essetial and obviously necessary feature here compared to 3?
How to allow access to some commands having root privleges to be run by non root user. I am new to unix/linux and I have a major assignment. I have to find ways to run particular commands which can be run only by root from a non root user. I know sudo is one of the way but i need some different approach.
I run ProFTPd with TLS authentication on my Debian Lenny server. My problem is that despite of the fact that my users connect chrooted, one of my friends had root privileges after logging in form a Macintosh and could browse the root directory, too.
All of as now the add-to-panel item that via it you can shutdown the PC without the need of typing any password to gain root privileges.
How is this possible? I know that fro default the login screen is run by root but how do this app sends the signal to the login-screen to shutdown? I mean, this app is run without root privileges by me, the simple user, and when clicked the PC shutdowns via a signal from this app to the login screen.... How can I call this signal to an app of mine?
I am basically on a Fedora 8 but I have some of my files on telnet machine, to which I can log on. There I don't have root privileges though. How can I transfer files from that machine to my machine, using ftp or some other mechanism?
We have Ubuntu 8.0.4. We'd like to give this one user the ability to reboot the server but no other root privileges. I'm assuming this can be done using sudo. What file and what change do I need to make to it?
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?
I just installed this floppy drive in my computer and I can view files on floppy disks but I can not add files to a disk, formating will not work. All the privileges and ownership are set as root and I can not change them. (But I physically own it) Here is what the privileges are set for:
changing the su password so i can install things. I was told to replace it with sudo because it is locked. I did this but i didnt work, it said my permissions are denied. How do i get root privileges in the terminal?
Ive done something, Im not sure what...... I was trying to backup my mysql DB so I can reformat that server and install different server OS, then reinstall mysql and restore the DB... Well, somewhere in this mess I did something and now I get DBI connect failed : Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'mysql'CONSTANTLY! I cant see any of my SQL DB's anymore... I just need to get the privileges back that Im missing, back up these DB's and get on with this already!
I've grown rather fond lately of creating tmpfs here and there to speed up various activities. (I think it is awesome that RAM can be mounted to a directory!) The downside though, is that this requires root privileges. I don't really like this because then I either have to go root each time I want a tmpfs, or I have to add a new line to fstab each time I want a tmpfs in some new, odd place. (This becomes doubly weird when the odd place is somewhere like inside my personal home directory.) Is there some other utility out there that can mount RAM as a filesystem, but allow mounting to be done without root privileges? It seems like this shouldn't be an issue, since a normal user has the ability to create and manipulate directories as well as borrow as much RAM as he wants.