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Root Drive Partition

I am unable to create a new drive. need help...
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System Tunables with sysctl [duplicate]

for my linux foundation study i must do this; In the below we are going to use two methods, one involving sysctl, the other directly echoing values to /proc/sys/ kernel/pid_max. Note that the echo ...
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Creating long root passwords

Lets say I have root password somepass. Is there a way to create a script that changes my password to a string consisting of the original password concatenated with itself n times ? I.e., if n=3, the ...
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Failed Root Authentication Problem

When I install Ubuntu 14.04, during the installation it never asks for my root password, and when it installs I cannot sign on as the root. Please help
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Can I use binaries compiled for Scientific Linux on Ubuntu?

Can I use binaries compiled for Scientific Linux on Ubuntu? I need to use library called ROOT in old version (released in 2010), but can't find binaries for Ubuntu.
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Run computer as root without terminal [duplicate]

I have a lamp project and I can't move my project in the file I'm supposed to move unless I do it from terminal as root, and then it doesn't let me open the project and change it, I have a lots of ...
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Why does `reboot` and `poweroff` work without super user privileges in Ubuntu 16.04?

There already are a lot of questions about why shutdown and reboot require root privileges. There are many good answers available too. Why do we need to be root in terminal for shutdown and restart? ...
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Can't give write permissions to /root?

I am trying, and failing, to give the user jenkins write access to /root. Firstly: Yes, this is not something you would normally recommend doing. But for some reason Jenkins is insisting on writing ...
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Changing the root user of MySQL

How do I change my root user to any other local user on mysql db?Since I have installed Ubuntu all the work is done by this superuser root now just don't want root to do all stuff of mysql...
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Permission difference between root root and www-data root

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1502 May 14 23:06 beamingweb.css -rw------- 1 www-data root 894 Mar 28 01:10 icon.ico What is the permission difference between these two files?
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How to run a C++ program in python as a root? [closed]

I want to run a C++ program at boot with root privileges, I could not find how to do it. import subprocess def run_c_program(); subprocess.call("/home/pi..../example") When I run the ...
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Enigmail in Thunderbird works only with root

Hi I have a problem with in Thunderbird with enigmail and pinentry-qt4. I went through several tutorials and forums and followed all the steps. Now I found out that it works fine when I run ...
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Lost my 5 years old ubuntu partition and testdisk is no help

I try to extend my small 5g ubuntu partition in my dual boot computer but I lost all my root partition. I can now boot to windows but the root partition of ubuntu is lost and testdisk does not help. ...
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What does the “sudo” command do, and its usage mandatory?

I run my terminal commands as root but sometimes some programs (e.g., Tor Browser) say "The Tor Browser Bundle should not be run as root. Exiting." I want to understand whether this command is ...
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Mariadb non-root user

I have installed mariadb and when as a Linux root user, I can run mysql command to access the database. But when I try to login as a normal Linux user and run mysql -u root -p, I am getting error: ...
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Grub C Code in “set” output?

i made an interesting discovery. When i run set as root the output displays some c code... it seems like some grub boot-loader code.. followed by some unreadable parts. That seems a bit ... wired to ...
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Increase Root Partition Size

I want to increase size of my root partition dev/sda1 but I'm not able to do so either with GParted or with Terminal. On Terminal It gives the following error: The filesystem is already 4718592 ...
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Deleting 'core dump' folders/files in root partition for space

On trying to upgrade my system, I keep getting a message that I need to free up space in the root partition. Here's the situation: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 ...
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mysql don't ask for root password when installing

I use apt install mysql-server to install MySQL on Ubuntu 16.04 but during the installation, it does not ask for root password .After installation it had ERROR 1045 when i tried to login as root ...
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Accessing Downloads Folder Through gksu

For some reason when I installed PyCharm, it left all the .exe and the such files in my Downloads folder. I want to move this PyCharm folder to my /opt file, but I need root access. How can I run gksu ...
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Sensor mounted in /dev for root root

I have a picoflexx that I want to use on my computer. When I run the camera visualizer, I get an error that camera could not be found/accessed. When running the visualizer with sudo, it works. I ...
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How to login with root user? [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a login in my Ubuntu, but I can't: I read Q&A about enabling root user, but how I can do it without a sudoer user? How can I add a sudoer user without having root access? I ...
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I have no idea about how the following lines ended up in my root's .bash_history?

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux) iJwEAQEKAAYFAlb7STMACgkQh7sHtMmeQOHEcQQAorwdGYtbPMN8aS5hM0hvhy+O s7vxpbSdfvKHVskYUiml0UvC3zhA3cyqMjiKHpnOR4Zhaq4esrPcbHQSzJbn4vGn ...
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Remove files created through mount & owned by root

So, I have been doing some trial & error learning about bind mounts in Ubuntu Desktop 14.04... I got everything working the way I wanted it, but as a result of my trial & error learning the ...
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Not able to ssh as root on 14.04.2

I have done all the workarounds, yet, I am still not able to ssh as root. I have already modified PermitRootLogin to yes, and I have reset ssh services. I have even rebooted the VM, but it is just not ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 on Vmware

I am installing Ubuntu 16.04 virtual machine on an Intel server using vmware. For some reason, it is creating the root file system as ext4 but I NEED it to be ext3. Is this possible? I have been ...
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Getting to root [duplicate]

I've checked the question archive and can't find an exact answer to the following. I have just installed Ubuntu on a new PC. While I'm fairly proficient in lumbering about in MSs operating console, ...
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xhost command in script fails when executed by initctl

For some reason, I have to execute xhost +SI:localuser:root to allow GUI for root user. I have put this command in a shell script, which will be executed at startup by upstart. When I execute this ...
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Kernal Panic, unable-to-mount-root-fs-on-unknown-block0-0

I am on ubuntu 15.04. I got stranded on a error like mentioned above. Tried recovery mode from Advance options, still getting same error. I also tried running it from live cd, I get the same error ...
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Recovering from chown -R / … update-manager not working and throwing errors [duplicate]

I messed up and ran chown -R username:username / by accident. I rebooted into recovery mode to get root privileges back and did the following... mount -o remount,rw / to get write permissions, then ...
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What is the name of the security concept that explains why Linux asks for root password?

Whenever I'm installing new software or making changes to the system, Linux asks for the root password. What is the name of this security concept and where can I research more information about it?
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How can I get access to the folder

i recently install Ubuntu 15.10 after windows 10 now my problem is that i do not have permission to delete or move any file or folder. please help me with this
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Dropbox fail in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing Dropbox in Ubuntu 12.04 in the computer that is provided by my university. I do not have root privileges. I tried to install it through Ubuntu Software Center. When I did a reboot ...
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Unexpected problems running GUI applications as root [duplicate]

I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think whether I'm ...
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My normal user file system only works in read-only mode and i don't have the password for the root user

I have Ubuntu Server V14.10.the administration of this system disappears with a former employee. I do not have the root password and apparently the file system for the user that I use is protected and ...
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How to run GUI applications as root

UPDATE I would like to know which is the recommend way of running GUI applications as root, mainly because what I'm trying isn't running smoothly. I get some annoying warnings that makes me think ...
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Blank Desktop after Login on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I rebooted my system and receive a blank desktop after logging in. on getting into the shell with ctrl + alt + F1 and doing a "df" i see that my root partition is full with 100% usage. I dont want ...
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Expand root partition into second hard drive

I don't have much space left in my root partition and would like to expand it onto a second hard drive. I installed the current system using LVM. I also encrypted my current installation when I ...
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Autostart software on VServer with user

TeamSpeak may not have root privileges. That's why I have a user created with adduser teamspeak I want to start TeamSpeak with the teamspeak user. How I can add an "autostart" for my VServer ...
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What is the name for root user?

Here is the scenario: Installing Ubuntu and when asked for root password, just left empty. Only entering the password for the normal user. Now, I want to connect to such OS remotely. I'm using ...
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Sudoers.d Permissions denied

I am running ubuntu 14.04 in DardDrive. I was taking the Steps for Setting up and Running sudo located here http://snag.gy/JAGgt.jpg. But every I type sudo "whatever" as user ($), I get the following ...
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How to disable the need for making operations with sudo

I can read my Dropbox directory from Ubuntu OS. However, in order to delete/create/move file to this directory I must use "sudo". This means that I can do these operation only by shell. Is there any ...
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HowTo resize partitions in ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10, but i assigned only 4 GB to the /home partition. Now I figured that it's so small because Ubuntu saves files on home! Can i change it inside Ubuntu with some program or ...
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How to extend root with swaping unallocated space (75.01GiB) ,using full or portion of free space?

http://i.stack.imgur.com/0nijO.png I cannot solve it! Any help? (Note: I've read similar posts and questions but still I couldn't find the right thing)
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I need to change the root user's password to install programs [duplicate]

Okay, It really looks like I am going to keep running into problems with Kubuntu. When I installed Kubuntu yesterday, the setup did NOT ask me to setup a root password. It only asked me to create my ...
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I can't update any packages nor can upgrade and all this started when I tried to install flashplugin which popup after I tried to upgrade last time

sudo apt-get update sudo: unable to mkdir /var/lib/sudo: No such file or directory [sudo] password for md: E: List directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing. - Acquire (2: No such file or ...
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I'm never ever able to login to my console (Alt + Ctrl + F1)

I'm not able to login to my console from a long time. Facing this issue with pc and my laptop too. I thought this could be my Keyboard layout problem because my keyboard is 13 years old yeah even ...
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accessing Desktop from Root directory

I was using aircrack-ng package in my ubuntu 15.04. This package works only under root privileges. Now I want to save .cap file on my desktop using airodump-ng package but everytime I do, it throws an ...
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Trying to get Root Privileges for Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I'm trying to run GParted, but it says that I need root privileges. How do I get them for Ubuntu 15.10?
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How can I use GNOME OSTree with Ubuntu Server minimal

I would like to create a custom Ubuntu based OS using GNOME's OSTree.But I need apt-get and other Ubuntu commands .I am OK with not modifying the root directory by using a chroot to install packages ...