Is there a way to know whether am the administrator of my Ubuntu 14.04 ? If not, how can I became the administrator ?
In the default GUI, open the System Settings and go to the “User Accounts” tool. This shows your “Account Type”: “Standard” or “Administrator”.
On the command line, run the command
You may have administrative access if you've been directly added to the list of sudoers — this is more likely if the administrator is familiar with Linux or Unix in general and didn't use the default Ubuntu method. Try running
"27(sudo)" means I am member of the group "sudo", and that I have the option to run commands with
In comparison, a "normal" user's output:
To turn a "normal" user into an administrator, add the user to the group
By default root account is disabled in ubuntu , root account has UID = 0 , try :
But you can check if you can use root privileges by sudo :
If you cant it will state :
Another tips when you open terminal :
In my case
That means i am a standard user .