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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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2answers
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
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0answers
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Although permissions are correct, getting “permission denied”

When login in I get /etc/bash_completion.d/gzip: permission denied /etc/bash_completion.d/resolvconf: permission denied I login and sudo to root. Then I see similar errors when I try to run ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Why crontab doesn't want to execute the job as root?

I'am using the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) version and i get a problem with my crontab (it was working before 13.10) Here is the command line /usr/lib/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=www.skrik.fr -update ...
0
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1answer
12 views

Restoring rights for /var

I accidentally ran "sudo chown www-data /var -R". Right after I ran "sudo chown root /var -R" to restore the rights. I can however no longer login now. I'm still getting the full disk encryption ...
1
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1answer
37 views

Starting X as a normal user

I am only able to launch startx as the root user, but I would like to run it as a normal user instead, because apparently xrdp won't let me open a remote session when X is running as root. Every time ...
0
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2answers
81 views

What Is The Difference Between “root”, “user”, “group”?

I am new in using UbuntuServer13.10 so during giving permission to a folder to open it on FileZilla on other PC, I got these words and now I want to know about the difference between; "root", "user", ...
0
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1answer
61 views

Root has taken rights

I installed root user of Ubunutu and it is working properly. But the only problem is when I come back to my main account, it says that I cannot unmount or mount any Drive as it's in root's ownership. ...
0
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3answers
49 views

How to change the permission on a single file?

I need to change the permission on a couple of files in the /usr/share/backgrounds/. I've been lurking around forums but no one will give me a straight answer. Rather, they just keep warning me ...
0
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1answer
48 views

How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...
0
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2answers
32 views

Changed root directory's permissions to 644, how can I change it back?

I changed the root directory's permissions to 664. Now my display and keyboard are disabled. How can I change it back ?
0
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0answers
79 views

ubuntu software center - error software can't be installed or removed

I have Ubuntu running on an Acer C720P, and I used crouton to install it alongside ChromeOS. I am using Unity and running 13.10. When I try to install software using the Software Center, it refuses ...
1
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1answer
54 views

How to let a user execute a script owned by root? Setuid doesn't seem to work anymore

I have some bash scripts that I use with the user 'root' to manage iptable rules. The problem is that I want these things at the same time: The script must be owned by root Permissions must be 700 ...
0
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3answers
54 views

Making a specific root folder accessible to user

I am using virtual box with ubuntu as the guest, which has a feature to share a folder between the host and guest, which is located for the guest in the media folder under root. It is quite ...
0
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2answers
324 views

How to add my user account to admin group (13.10 desktop) [duplicate]

I was trying to extract a web template into the hosting folder /docroot on the web service, which is working, however I do not have permission to complete the action. I cannot stand being locked out ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Vuze won't let me delete anything, it says permission denied

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. In the Vuze downloads properties, it says Owner: root. I don't know how to change that. This has only happened in Ubuntu, not Windows.
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0answers
51 views

I can't do anything as root anymore

I've used alt+F2 and then gksu nautilus to change permissions in some root folders. That was at least the goal. Even after opening Nautilus as root I wasn't able to change the permissions so I decided ...
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5answers
115 views

root folder access via gui

I'm new to linux and the terminal. As I learn how to use the terminal to navigate through directories, I like to use the gui file explorer to mirror my terminal navigation. The icons and file ...
1
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0answers
18 views

permission to write in root/usr/share/kde4/apps [duplicate]

i am trying to just do basic theming.. there isnt an install button for "Desktop Theme" so i am trying to copy the files to root/usr/share/kde4/apps/desktoptheme but get access denied message every ...
0
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0answers
45 views

Uninstall Samba, restore previous Ubuntu permissions

I am a newbie Ubuntu user in over my head! I am dual booting Windows 7 (sda2 ntfs) and Ubuntu 12.04 (sda6 ext4). I have a dual SSD (sda) and HDD (sdb) set up. I keep both OS's and all programs on ...
1
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0answers
20 views

From terminal halt needs su permission while from top gnome panel, su is not required, Why? [duplicate]

I think I am clear with my question - Why from terminal either we use halt or poweroff, it needs root privilege when on other hand gnome panel power button don't ask for it? How it is implemented ...
0
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1answer
53 views

sudo nautilus vs su

As i have learnt that being a super-user in linux/ubuntu we can unlock those task which is being hide out from other user so to avoid messing with the files and directories.Now i want to know upto ...
0
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1answer
122 views

How to access the root account home folder? [closed]

I want to access the root account home folder to delete some files because when I logging to Ubuntu 12.04 it says that no enough memory to write after typing the password. But i can log into guest ...
1
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4answers
133 views

What permissions settings will make /var/www accessible without admin? [duplicate]

As a webmaster I need fast access to /var/www, what should I set in dir permissions to get rid of 'open as admin' in order to file modification and creation? Yet I want it safe as modificable from my ...
0
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0answers
120 views

unable to root login and may be ~/.bash problem

initially i am trying to connect with github with RSA key and it is giving error permission denied...unknown host. Then change my ~/.ssh directory permission to chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/ ...
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2answers
338 views

How to create a root privilege file for a normal user?

I got a scenario where a customized Ubuntu 12.04 Linux OS has a read only filesystem which doesn't have terminal access. My goal is to create a file with root access using normal users permission. I ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Moving data from external NTFS USB backup drive to root partition internal Adaptec 2820sa RAID 5 [duplicate]

I am a bit of a newbie. I have set up all the drives. I can see them and access the files. When I attempt to move any file from the USB drive to the root drive, it says I don't have root permission. ...
0
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3answers
497 views

Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
0
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1answer
140 views

Root username is different to admin username

I have somehow changed my root username which seems to have caused my system to disallow me to mount USB, CDROM. My normal username is jenchris, however if I type: su root (and enter the password) ...
1
vote
4answers
159 views

How do I get root in terminal? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install git with apt-get install git it then says E: Could not open lock fine /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
2
votes
1answer
187 views

What are the default permissions for /root?

Not realizing what directory I was in, I did a "chmod 777 ." in /root. Now I would like to set the permissions for /root back to the default. Can someone please tell me the correct default permissions ...
0
votes
2answers
177 views

Permission to delete files

I am very new to Ubuntu I installed apache and I got the directory /var/www but I cant delete anyhting in that directory. It says: You are not the owner Now I assume I have to log in as root? but how ...
1
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1answer
145 views

Should I use a separate 'admin' user as my “root sudo” or grant sudo to my 'app' user?

I'm still wrapping my brain around the Ubuntu 'nullify root' user management philosophy (and Linux in general) and I'm wondering if I should 'replace' my root user with a user called 'admin' (which ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
0
votes
1answer
451 views

Owner of /usr/lib is not root

Virtualbox program error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine .... Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT). Terminal output: balazs@inspiron:/usr$ ls -l total 164 ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

delete the read permission from a file

So, let's say I have a file named FILE. Whenever someone wants to edit or read it (for example cat FILE in terminal), it should ask for root password. How to do this? I suppose there's a chmod ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories

I created some files as root that I would now like to be changed to a specific user. How would I do this? I cannot go trough the files one by one as that'd just take way too much time. I would like to ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

No root privileges when using GUI

So I'm logged in as the user 'Shannon', but can't gain root access through the GUI when I'm prompted to install a program for example. However using sudo su, type in the root password, gain access ...
0
votes
1answer
417 views

How to become administrator user?

I'm new to this ubuntu 13.04 so in terminal i allways need to start my xampp as a root so please help me i wanna convert my current account as an administrator(root) user.
0
votes
1answer
932 views

My home folder is owned by root, how can I fix this?

I put my home folder on its own partition following the instructions in the Ubuntu Documentation Partitioning/Home/Moving wiki. Now I'm not the owner of my own home folder. How can I fix this? I ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Directory issues with joomla install, realized I was running as root

Sorry if this is long: I'm running version 12.04, Apache web server and php 5 I am attempting to install joomla in var/www/, everything seemed to have went ok but as I was viewing my directory ...
1
vote
1answer
114 views

How can we execute a terminal-command for all the subfolders, at once

I need to change ownership of my Downloads folder from root to my username. Using 'chown' and '*' wildcard I could get around with each folder and it's files but that's tedious. Anything I could do ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to get list of user accounts and access through root in Ubuntu terminal?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and there are 5 users for the machine. I have the root password and I want to see the list of users and access the account through root in terminal. How can I do this ?
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Reeboot or Shutdown without Password [duplicate]

To run the command poweroff or reboot one needs to be super user. Is there anyway I can run this as a normal user? I just dont want to sudo and enter password everytime I reboot or poweroff.
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votes
2answers
2k views

How to change permission of /root/opt while it is owned by root

I want to change the permission of the folder "opt" and "usr". It is owned by root. I can't change the permissions at this moment because it's showing "You're not the owner, so you cannot change the ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Standards accounts are able to get root access using sudo without password request

I have installed a particular software using the installer present using the command sudo ./install.sh. After the installation now all the accounts on my ubuntu laptop can gain root access by ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

permissioned denied /users

Trying to create a directory under /users as root but get permission denied. Any idea why? Thx Dean dean@dean-lnx:~$ sudo mkdir -p /users/testing [sudo] password for dean: mkdir: cannot create ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How do i change the password of root, using webmin in one command line?

I have lost root password of one old server, where i can only have normal user login and via webmin login. Via webmin interface i have one option to execute command, i have been trying the following ...
0
votes
4answers
795 views

Cannot modify files in /root

I'm trying to modify files in the /root folder but I can't because I don't have permission. I don't understand what is happening because i thought i'm logged in with the root but the name is just ...
0
votes
1answer
463 views

Changing directory permissions [duplicate]

Hey I need to change the permissions of the /var/www directory But it won't let me. I've tried the chmod command, I've also tried it with sudo and still nothing. Please HELP!! ...