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Add two root users during installation during installation + managing it - Ubuntu server

I would like to ask you all, that is it possible to enter some kind of script before entering the setup screen to be able to add 2 root users instantly. I am at the beginning of creating 190 virtual ...
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Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could ...
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root psw in terminal mode no longer ok

since a couple of months I can no longer enter my rootpassword. the charactors have an other meaning ONLY when i enter these in terminal mode, during normal use there is no problem. How can help me ...
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Changing the color of root prompt in terminal

If I'm going to edit the bashrc file, where do I place the color codes to change the color of the root prompt (and not the normal prompt)? I already have the color for normal prompt changed. But when ...
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How to change root password back to DEFAULT [duplicate]

I already set-up my root password in Ubuntu. But for some reasons now I need to set it back to default as when Ubuntu is freshly installed. I no more need my set root password. How can I set it back ...
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How can I increase the size of Root Partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS along with Windows 10. I have dedicated 10GB for root directory and now I want to resize the root partition. How can I resize the root?
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How to limit users that can use root command

On an Ubuntu workstation with multiple profiles, how do you limit root access to specific profiles.
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What does root not own?

Root does not own the /home/* folders, but what other folders does root not own?
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Softaculous Ampps and Webuzo not working

I was pretty hasty in doing these installations, so I can't remember the process completely, and can't find the instructions either. But the chmod was involved. I found them both under /usr/local/ I ...
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Eclipse installation process - initial “sudo mv eclipse /opt” Not working

I am following this thread: How to install Eclipse? I downloaded eclipse-jee-mars-1-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz into ~/Documents and ran the tar command that extracted the package into an eclipse folder ...
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Cannot ssh as root to my virtual machine

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine to which I can ping perfectly from my host. I created a root password and I can use it normally too. I also changed the ssh-conf file such that root login is ...
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I have no access to my Internal hard drive or the root file(if that matters)

I overwritten windows and am all in on Ubuntu. I have 2 issues or at least one issue and one question. My Ubuntu won't give me access to one of my Internal hard drives. - Luckely the small one. ...
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SFTP access and editing files outside the home folder

I would like to be able to edit all files on Ubuntu server 14.04 using Filezilla and SFTP. Is there another way to do that except connecting with root user ? If I connect with other user, then I ...
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sudoers_policy, 'sudo' doesn't work?

When I open a terminal and type sudo in order to install or remove applications, it shows: sudo: error in /etc/sudo.conf, line 0 while loading plugin `sudoers_policy' sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so ...
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Running SRSRoot in 15.04 (.exe file)

So I installed SRSRoot on 15.04 with wine, and when I try to open with wine, it just loads for about 5-10 seconds and doesn't open. This has happened with a couple of other .exe files. What's causing ...
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I need root to run ./a.out (C) program [duplicate]

cd /media/k4li/data2/C gcc program.c ./a.out running ./a.out: bash: ./a.out: Permission denied if I enter sudo ./a.out i get: sudo: ./a.out: command not found
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Emails to root go to root@localhost and BCC my aliased address

I've configured postfix to send through my gmail account. My /etc/aliases looks like this: postmaster: root root: my-email-address@gmail.com When I test this using the following: echo test | ...
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How can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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Why does alias in /etc/bash.bashrc not apply to sudo?

I've added the line alias ll='ls -l' to the /etc/bash.bashrc. After a restart, the alias ll from that file affects me, which I checked by commenting out the corresponding alias in my ~/.bashrc ...
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Ubuntu Touch NGM dynamic Fun

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my touch NGM Dynamic Fun. I followed the official directory of ubuntu: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/ I ...
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Problem removing packages [duplicate]

I was trying to remove package with autoremove command & i got this error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Are the /root directory contents the same as my main user if there's only one user on the system?

The root directory is indicated by / and contains the other directories within it. This also contains a directory called home, which lists the only user on my system, sridhar. Now there is another ...
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I entered “sudo chmod 770 /” on terminal. Is it fixable?

I was trying to deny permissions to access the root folder to all non sudoers, and had the (NOT) brilliant idea to run sudo chmod 770 /. Now I get permission denied for all commands. I am running ...
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Run .Desktop file as root

How do I make my desktop file run as root? I have a script to restart the network-manager that needs sudo to run, but it won't work as a desktop file because it still needs root.
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How to open /usr/share/fonts folder into graphical root privilege? [duplicate]

I want copy some fonts into /usr/share/fonts folder but I unable to do it because of I don't have root privilege. I want temporary graphical root privilege just for copy fonts. After that I want back ...
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How to safely delete huge temp files in /root/Desktop in Ububtu 14.04

I was installing some packages in Synaptic and noticed a folder named /root/Desktop which had 3.7 GB in temp files, being short on space I thought of deleting the files, but feared damaging my system! ...
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Need guidance on extending my root partition

I'm in a bit of trouble right now and would like advice on what to do. I have 4.63GB partitioned for my root partition, and as of right now I have 0 space available. My swap space is 14.90GB. Is it ...
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Problem with the root

I would like to know if my drive is properly sized and if I have to make any changes. I usually have problems of space in the root when installing updates. The masage say I don't have enought space in ...
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Opera-stable seems to lack premissions/privileges in 14.04

So I installed the official version of Opera named "opera-stable" in the Ubuntu Software Center. When I run it from launcher, it launches twice and displays a message (Translated to English by ...
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keyboard in tty behaves wrong after login as root

I am not sure if it's the keyboard layout or what. after sudo su the keyboard doesn't work correctly. For example there is no letter 'i' or '.' It really troubles that I can't use i. Can't even ...
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Perform sudo with different password? [duplicate]

Can I perform 'sudo' actions with different password other than my login password? Is there any way to achieve this?
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Create root in graphical mode? [duplicate]

As you can create a root account and run graficalmente in the file system there is a folder called Root. You can create the graphical user root ?
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Adding run as root for nautilus in unity

I am seeking for a way to make run as root option shown in "Files" context menu of Unity so, I get rid of using terminal every time I want to access nautilus as a root. I found the original concept ...
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can not write to hard drive permitions set to root, EMERGENCY!

I have seen many questions about this but i can not get my drives to be writable. I do not understand the command line. I am on a very tight deadline and wondering if i can pay someone to walk me ...
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/root partition full

I have a Desktop PC that I rarely use. Today I booted up this PC to do the updates and to organize some folders but reading my conky I saw that the / (root) partition is almost full. I have 23 GB of ...
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Rooted Genymotion

I use genymotion to emulate Google Nexus 9.I want to run an app which can be only run in rooted mode.So I want to know is there any way that genymotion can be rooted...is so how? Thnx for any help.
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How do I extend mint root partition using a previous un allocated size?

I want to extend sda5 using sda8 with out losing any data.
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“No fortunes found” error

So, I have installed fortune on my Rackspace server but if I run it without any arguments it says No fortunes found I installed the package as root so there shouldn't be a permissions issue. The ...
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Error linking shared library

I am trying to install root software which is giving the following error when I type make -j4 in terminal : Linking CXX shared library ../../lib/libPyROOT.so /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Script runs as root but not with sudo

I am working with a Raspberry Pi and I'm trying to run a script that accesses the GPIO pins. To access these pins you need to be in root or prefix the command with sudo. The script also needs to ...
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Hard disk partition -Root has low space

Hard disk partition in my Ubuntu 14.04 was not logical and now am getting message box saying that root has insufficient space. I have installed several lab software and am not confident enough for ...
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How to save files to Copmuter/Hard Disk?

I am wondering how can i save my files to "Computer". At the moment the root is the only one with permissi on. How do i give myself permission?
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Can't save files from Live session [duplicate]

As a result of a problem I can not solve , I decided to reinstall Ubuntu , but before do this I want to save all the files I have on my hard drive from CD passing through " Ubuntu Live " The problem ...
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DELETED WINDOWS NO BACKUP; LOCKED OUT OF UBUNTU ACCOUNT

I recently tried to dual-boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. I accidentally deleted all windows files in the process, with no backup. now, I can't get into my Ubuntu account because I had no password! ...
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Can't copy files to /cdrom folder Error code : permission denied

Screenshot while copying file to /cdrom folder I have created an Ubuntu persistent USB. Now i have to transfer files between my other PC (Windows 7) to Ubuntu. But i cant copy files to a folder that ...
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Change Folder Ownership From Root To User

I think I may have seen this before but: I want to change a folder from Root to owner (The User). I had done this before but forgot how.
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How to check if running as root? Not asking for sudo

I am a new Ubuntu user and am still getting used to the OS. I have been using it primarily for local testing of a site that I am developing. I downloaded the LAMP stack for this. When I first ...
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HIbernation or Suspending & Restarting for NON-root users

My purpose is to run a main shell script which calls many sub-processes like other shell scripts, perl sources, and compiled c++ files. I want to run the main shell script "run.sh" at some line in ...
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running the xrdp process as non root on Ubuntu

Does anyone have the procedure to run the xrdp-sesman process as the xrdp user? It runs as root most likely to listen on port 3389 for rdp sessions.
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Why no gui option to open a program as root? [duplicate]

Just wondering why there is no option in Ubuntu's desktop environment to open a program, for example Nautilus, as root. I know that I can accomplish this in the terminal, but wouldn't it benefit the ...