I need to access some things in "documents and settings" folders (my windows xp crashed). I believe I need to be root user in linux to do this. I am running a ubuntu linux live (uninstalled) cd. I am new to linux and I do not know if this is even possible. I want to copy some things from documents and settings folder to an external drive (as backup) but I cannot access them as things are now (linux gives me an error when I try) but I would like to do it in gui so I can physically "see" everything and look through it.
Having just installed fc13 and downloaded the KDE package I attempted to log out as user and back in as root, but I keep getting a message about the wrong password. This is odd as the same password works in terminal if I try to become a SuperUser. I have tried turning off SELinux to no avail. I cannot log in from cold as root,only as user.
Figured out a straight shot at connecting to the Internet in Fedora 15. Follow these commands.
1.)****** SWITCH TO ROOT USER if you don't have privileges******* 2.) cd /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts 3.) rm ifcfg-XXXXX (DO NOT REMOVE THE IFCFG-LO) 4.) system-config-network
-> Once in this screen, press the enter key on "Device configuration" -> Configure your network statically. ( I did the following.) Name: leave as default Device: Leave as default DESELECT "Use DHCP" Set Static IP as 192.168.2.117 (or 192.168.1.117) Set NetMask as 255.255.255.0 Set "Default Gateway IP" AND "Primary DNS Server" to 192.168.2.1 (or 192.168.1.1)
i am trying to recover some files on a partition through the ubuntu live cd (they are hidden files and i can't find anything else that would work) and it said i needed root privaleges in order to copy them. is this possible and how do i do it
My wife's XP has crashed and I need to save files. I've discovered the command to mount the hard drive - unfortunately I need to force the mount, but I can't do it because I have to be in root. I can see the root user in the user list, but when I try to switch I can't access it. How I can do it to back up my wife's files. I have Kubuntu 8 and KDE 4.1.
Is It possible to change a process running in root-user to non-root-user by setting suid / uid / euid / gid etc... I so please instruct how, when and wat to set in order to change a process running in root-user to non-root user
I no longer have access to my root desktop. On a session I attempted to change the root username but i apparently assigned it a wrong directory that does not exist. When I rebooted with my new root username, i was instead recognised as a simple user (no root privileges). I tried the console to change to "old" root but root password is not accepted and there is no way to access to sudoer files. it seems that inserting a new username requires root privileges and i am back to square one. Simply logging with old root username and password after restart gives me a blank screen with nothing on it and cannot even reboot.
In my college many proxy : port (like 22.214.171.124:8080) are using to get Internet connection, performance of each proxy changes, how can i decide which one is working well at particular time. is there any way to switch over them automatically ?
A friend of mine has told me to set a root password and use root (f.e. switching to su in terminal and work with root rights instead).Is there any way to unset the root password? I know how to use sudo now.
i just installed linux mandriva 2009. i set password for root and created a user account. when i try to login as root, after logging out as user, it does not allow me and gives the error "root logins are not allowed". even it does not show the root account. if i try to go to root from konsole terminal using su root, it allows to enter as a root but when i try to start the GUI with startx it gives error.not sure what to do and why i can't see my account in GUI mode
I found that if any usual user is logged into a NDS-tree, then _local_ root has full access to user's network shares, including the user's home directory located on remote Netware-server. Is it by design or have I missed something? Nevertheless in windows local admin has no access to network resources mounted of any other user. If you runas shell (as admin) then admin in principle can't "see" network shares which were mounted (connected) by other users - they are accessible ("visible") per session.
I want to add a new user. For that purposeI switch to su and give root passwd. There I gave a command " useradd ". [smith@localhost smith]#adduser when i press enter key by typing adduser command it say me "Command not found" .Then i log off from my own account and login again from root account. The command "useradd" is then accepted.is there any way that without logging off from normal user account I may enter my roor accout and work as a root account instead to log off from normal user account.
I have a problem with Switch User on a newly installed Ubuntu 10.04 on Asus Eee 1101ha.When I try to use Switch User, I just get to the Lock Screen of the currently logged in user, where I'm asked to enter a password.There is also "Switch User" button on the Lock Screen - the screen gets black and then gets back to the same Lock Screen. Login Screen is not displayed.
In FC13, when one user logs into GNOME and locks the screen, there is a "switch user" button so someone else can return to the log in screen and log in as well. But in KDE, there is only two buttons "Unlock" (for the current user) and "Cancel"
In my college many proxy : port (like 126.96.36.199:8080)are using to get Internet connection, performance of each proxy changes, how can i decide which one is working well at particular time. is there any way to switch over them automatically?
In Jaunty, I was using the fast-user-switch-applet, which puts a menu on the panel to enable quickly switching between users. The package does not seem to exist in Karmic, however. A search of Ubuntu packages reveals versions for Hardy, Intrepid, Jaunty, and Lucid, but skips Karmic.
Login as myself, girlfriend wants to use her login to check something, all good.I switch back to myself, I get a black screen with just my cursor. Most annoying. I have to ctrl-alt-f1 to reboot. I've tried killing various process from the term, but nada. I've also tried uninstalling gnome-screensaver as was mentioned in another thread when I searched, but no joy there so far.
In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching users at the lock screen, so more than one person can be logged in?
All servers mentioned below run OpenSuSE, either 10 or 11.I am currently working on a few scripts that are meant to be used as part of a continuous integration setup. I am trying to keep these scripts reasonably secure, and so I have made sure that all the servers run these scripts only as a specific user (user1) that has permissions to basically nothing else. The problem I am currently running into is that I need to start and stop tomcat as user1 but this user doesn't have permissions to the tomcat rectory (only tomcat has execute permissions). I have a temporary workaround in place while I work on the scripts (I have an SSH key in place that allows me to SSH from user1o tomcat without a password and execute my commands that way) but it is not very secure. I have tried adding the following line to /etc/sudoers:
Code: tomcat localhost = NOPASSWD: /opt/tomcat/bin/startup.sh, /opt/tomcat/bin/shutdown.sh but it doesn't work as I expected it to. I tried a few different syntaxes for that line,
I followed the instructions on this page ([URL]) in order to secure my sshd and prevent anyone form accessing the server directly as root. Therefore I changed the "PermitRootLogin yes" to "PermitRootLogin no" and restarted sshd. After that root access was denied directly but for some reason I am unable to switch to root from any of the normal user accounts with "su -" because I keep getting the "Incorrect password" errors. I am sure that the password is correct but for some, to me unclear, reasons I am unable to access the root account over SSH from a normal user account. I also noticed that after that I lost the ability to access the server as root over SFTP. why I am unable to generally use the root account after doing the named changes to sshd_config/ I am running CentOS 5.4 with the newest update.