Ubuntu :: Switch To Root User In Gui Of Live?

Sep 23, 2010

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.

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Fedora Installation :: Unable To Boot Or Switch User To Root On Fc13

Aug 18, 2010

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.

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Fedora Networking :: Connecting Wired Connection 15 - SWITCH TO ROOT USER If Don't Have Privileges

May 26, 2011

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
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 (or Set NetMask as Set "Default Gateway IP" AND "Primary DNS Server" to (or


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Ubuntu :: Give The Live User Root Privileges?

Feb 26, 2011

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

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Ubuntu :: Live Disc Mount Hard Drive - Root User Access?

Mar 23, 2009

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.

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Ubuntu :: Switch From Root (#) To Normal Non-root Prompt($)?

Mar 20, 2010

how do i switch from root (#) to normal non-root prompt($). I'm new to linux

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Software :: Change A Process Running In Root-user To Non-root User ?

Oct 28, 2009

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

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Debian :: Live Cd Login Info / 'user' And 'live' Are Not Working?

Nov 9, 2010

I can't seem to find this anywhere. I have burned Debian 5.06 for i386 and trying to login when running the live cd. What is the username and password to get in?

I found 'user' and 'live' but they don't work.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Switch To Xfce Or Openbox At Boot? (live CD)

Aug 4, 2010

Or which environments are installed? Gnome is too big for my older computer.

I want to switch before the desktop loads, as I am using a live CD.

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Ubuntu :: Root User Directory Does Not Exist, Root Password Not Recognised?

Oct 26, 2010

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.

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General :: Did Not Find Any Option For Root Password For Root User In Ubuntu 9.10?

Mar 2, 2010

i used opensuse 11.1 ...there is option for root user to create password for root...but for ubuntu i did not find anything like that...so how can i create root password....or how can i use root

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Networking :: Live Proxy Detection - Switch Over Automatically ?

Jul 30, 2010

In my college many proxy : port (like 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 ?

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Ubuntu :: Root-User : Unset The Root Password?

Oct 14, 2010

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.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Get Root Privileges On User Account Without Using Root Login?

Feb 5, 2011

i am having problems with privileges i have created a new user with my name, but i cant get root privileges on it. i need the same privileges as the root profile.

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General :: Root Logins Are Not Allowed \ When Try To Login As Root, After Logging Out As User, It Does Not Allow?

Dec 2, 2010

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

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OpenSUSE Network :: Root User Has Access To Remote Folders/files Of Any User?

Jan 21, 2010

Prelude: OpenSUSE 11.2 (, installed Novell client 2.0 SP2 (novell-client-2.0-sp2-sle11-i586.iso).

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.

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General :: Change Password For Newly Created User And Root User Using Graphical?

Jan 15, 2010

I am using mint 8 for a 2 weeks, I am noob to linux but I like Mint than any other linux distro which is great alternative to windows. I have a problem regarding password reseting.

1. My laptop automatically get logged in without asking user name and password.

2. I tried to change password for newly created user and root user using graphical way but it does not work.

2. I can perform administrator task using only OEM user which is default inbuilt user of mint.

How can make my laptop to ask password when mint get booted? How to change password for other users?

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General :: How To Switch To Root Account

Mar 11, 2010

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.

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CentOS 5 :: Switch To Root In Terminal?

Oct 19, 2009

I just installed CenOS 5 on my server and am in the process of installing some software to the machine.

I understand repositories and was able to get it all set up for installation with the yum command.

My problem is that when I attempt the install, it says i need root access to install.

I tried using sudo commands to switch to root access, but after entering the password, it says my username isn't allowed root and that my actions will be reported.

I am the admin for the system and have total control, I just don't know how to switch to root in the terminal.

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Ubuntu :: Switch User Goes To Lock Screen?

May 28, 2010

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.

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Fedora :: How To Switch User In KDE

Jul 1, 2010

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"

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General :: Live Proxy Detection Decide Which One Is Working Well At Particular Time - Switch Over Automatically?

Jul 30, 2010

In my college many proxy : port (like 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?

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Ubuntu :: Fast User Switch Applet In Karmic?

Apr 11, 2010

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.

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Ubuntu Installation :: User-switch Gives Black Screen

Apr 30, 2010

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.

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Programming :: Run A Script On Switch-user Event Ubuntu 9.10?

Feb 18, 2010

How to do so? For starters, I'm not sure there is such an event. Maybe it has something to do with the OS moving through certain run-levels

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Fedora :: Switch User From Console?

Nov 15, 2010

As everyone knows, the graphic user can be swithed with Ctrl+Alt+F7 (or F1 in Fedora). There are also a few text mode consoles - Ctrl+Alt+F2...F6.

Fortunately, there is a Switch User button when the screen is locked from Gnome with the default screensaver.

The question is how can a new graphical user be switched from console (Ctrl+Alt+F2...F6) if the screen is locked by some other screensaver which does not have this function?

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General :: Switch User In RedHat Like XP?

May 13, 2010

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?

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General :: Switch User- No Passwd?

Dec 20, 2010

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:

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,


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General :: An Option To Switch User?

Jun 16, 2011

How you lock your screen, there is an option to switch user? well i wanna disable it because my brother always switches it and it slows down my computer

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CentOS 5 Networking :: Unable To Switch To Root After PermitRootLogin Set To No For SSH

Mar 11, 2010

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.

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