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I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 using Wubi, but it doesn't seem that I have proper priveleges or something to install software or do other administrative tasks.

Example 1. Example 2.

If anyone has any suggestions, tips, or tricks, they would be highly appreciated.

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Is this a fresh install? Can you apply a simple sudo process? ie. sudo fdisk -l ? – heartsmagic Nov 29 '11 at 1:16
Yes, fresh install. I will try the sudo command though. – Jake Nov 29 '11 at 3:41
The results of it were this: Disk /dev/sda: 164.7 GB, 164696555520 bytes 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 21274 cylinders Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00063b97 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 1 21275 160833536 7 HPFS/NTFS – Jake Nov 29 '11 at 3:44
So it seems a PolicyKit problem, sudo works Ok – enzotib Nov 29 '11 at 7:00
Yeah, seems like a policykit problem. I could'nt find any recent 10.10 bug about that. 10.10's support ends by 2012.04, so maybe you can try a more recent Ubuntu version @Jake. – heartsmagic Nov 29 '11 at 9:00

Thes question was answered by the OP in the comments

updated to a newer version, that fixed the problem

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