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VirtualBox runs as root, Critical Error as user

I've just done a fresh install of VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a relatively fresh install of 14.04 (Trusty) and am seeing the below error when attempting to start VB as a normal user Failed to create the ...
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Is it possible to log into a remote LAN user using the ssh client without using his password?

I am on a LAN network having around 50 systems using ubuntu. I know the root user password used by most of the systems. If i know the root user password of a system, is it possible to ssh into that ...
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How to retrive root password, when someone has changed it?

The fact that, In my Lab, one of the user who is in sodoers list has changed the root password, is there any way to reveal the password he has set? I know how to change it by editing from GRUB but ...
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account blocked by changing the /etc/passwd : how to revert or gain access again

To get root access to my existing account in ubuntu i followed this post. But even after following the steps mentioned i wasn't able to create/modify file or directory without using the sudo keyword. ...
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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(recovery mode)' line ...
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Fail with su command

Can someone help me with this fail, I get it when I run the su command. Failed to open connection to "session" message bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application ...
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Kubuntu Root Password [duplicate]

I've been running Kubuntu for about a month now, still learning. All of a sudden as of about two days ago, if I try to install or update software using Muon, it asks for the root password. I'm ...
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Vsftpd: 553 Could Not Create File with Root group

I have looked around for the last hour and reinstalled vsftpd twice but have not found success yet. I created a new user "admin" and assigned it to the root group. I want 'admin' to have full access ...
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No root file system

I have almost the same problem with the link below. "No root file system defined" error while installing ubuntu In my part, I had a problem with my drive about bitlocker key. I didnt have ...
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Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset?

Is it unsafe if, under single user mode, root password can be reset? Then everyone can reset my root password!
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Installing Adobe Air Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

When I try to install Adobe Air on my Ubuntu 14.04 it pulls up the Adobe window and I accept terms and services but then a small grey and white terminal type window pops up and asks for root ...
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root mail changed

I changed my root email for create a DNS server and now I can't change anything, I'm trying to enter as root using "sudo su", but when I write this command, nothing happens, and when I try to move, ...
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Need to copy firmware files at /usr/lib to /lib using terminal

I have a Cubox-i4Pro and I'm running Xubuntu on it. In order to get Wi-Fi working I have to copy the firmware folder "brcm" from /usr/lib/firmware/brcm and make the folder /lib/firmware/brcm. Refer ...
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Leafpad saying I'm not root

OK so I'm trying to decrease my swappiness and trying to access the script via leafpad but when I run the command gksudo /etc/sysctl.conf I get this warning (leafpad:3738): IBUS-WARNING **: ...
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No root partition

I'm having serious problems trying to install ubuntu 14.04 on my Toshiba Satellite C850 laptop. Whenever I try to install it it says "No root file system found. Please correct this error from the ...
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how to activate the root user and delete user 1 on console

First, I know this must be the a question asked so often, that you could not count it's duplicates. But all I found here has not solved my problem. How to activate the root user after a fresh install ...
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Permission denied running files, yet I am root

I try to run a .sh file as root and it says 'permission denied' do you know why? Do I have to do something requiring chmod?
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How to run Terminal as root?

When we want to run a programs as root we use sudo, gksu, gksudo and etc. Now my question is how do we can run a Terminal as the root user in Terminal? I tried with using gksudo terminal and gksu ...
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I can't log-in to WinSCP using username “root”

I can't log-in to WinSCP using username "root". I already change the password of "root" in Ubuntu, and I successfully log-in there. But in WinSCP, it goes like this Search for host... Connecting to ...
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notify-send does not work with root on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a small python script that I start it using a shell script stored in "/etc/X11/Xsession.d" The code is very simple it show a notification message import os import time while True: ...
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How can I run wine as root?

I know that it's not recommended but nevertheless. sudo wine isn't working
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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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How do you install .exe file without wine [duplicate]

okay here is the situation. I received a computer from my dad he had installed Ubuntu. When he gave it to me he said there was no password.It keeps asking me for password but i don't know it and my ...
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How To Run A Shell Script Again And Again Having X Interval Of Time In Root? [duplicate]

I have a shell script in my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS at ./ShellScript.sh. I setup /etc/rc.local to run the shell script after boot but before login using below code. To run run it boot write this ...
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How to access an Androidphone's filesystem

I want to have access to my rooted Android-phone's filesystem using a USB-cabel-connection and either a Terminal or File Manager with GUI. I also want to be able to edit the system files using VIM or ...
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What does this command do ? mount -rw -o remount /

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14 installed side by side on the machine I've lost my root password, then I read this tutorial http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/reset-lost-root-password-ubuntu-14-04/ on ...
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How to tell if wine is rooted? [duplicate]

I’ve heard that wine can install window viruses if rooted. How can I tell if my wine is rooted?
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need to connect as **root@my-server-ip** with SSH [duplicate]

I have a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to login as root to my server over SSH. I set a password for root: sudo passwd root then enabled it: sudo passwd -u root then rebooted my vps: sudo reboot But ...
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What should I do to avoid my roommate from changing my password through using system recovery mode .?

He did this last time when I left my laptop at room. Opened the system recovery mode from advanced Ubuntu options and changed the password using 'passwd usrname ' command.Is there anything I can do ...
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Cannot chown or chmod using sudo anymore

I was trying to make an adjustment to the /etc/sudoers file, and I accidentally corrupted it. I restored it via the grub and using the Ubuntu 14.04 default. But now it seems I can change ownership ...
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How does a keylogger respond when the user switches profiles

I'm wanting to log keystrokes on this ubuntu computer and I was wondering how a keylogger program responds when the user goes from a default user account and then logs in as root or vice versa. For ...
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Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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Block a command [duplicate]

I don't want any admin users in my system to execute the following command other than root. "sudo cp /etc/sudoers " Is it possible to block it for admin users only? I have tried lot but didn't get ...
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Get Access Problem as admin user

I want to access "sudoers" file and also access "su -" but I fail and get following error please check terminal output that I have tried. I am m-usman(admin) but not allow to edit or access ? :( ...
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Adding firmware to Ubuntu USB through Windows

I have a Cubox-i4Pro, (http://www.solid-run.com/) and I need to add a firmware package to /usr/lib. I can't write to the partition on my Windows because it doesn't use the same file system and ...
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How do you limit root to no more than 1 login at a time?

I took a practice test for a cert and one of the questions was "Limit root to no more 2 simultaneous logins, make this configuration persistent between restarts". I didn't even really know this was ...
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Deleting Lamp and guest account without affecting default or main Root account

I'm new to adding accounts and I notice that the programs installed in the regular default/main root account are also installed in the newuser (guest) account I created with root privileges as well. I ...
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Not able to login through root user [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . During installation on my Windows PC using VMWARE Player, it asked a username and I provided one. But now after successful installation, I also want to login as the ...
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What is the root user

If you use sudo su - or sudo -s you will get the full root certification "likewise a root user ". Is this user an official user or is it from canonical? ~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for username: ...
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Error on root's path?

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and recently I've been getting some weird error on the terminal, I've never seen it before. Here's a code I entered and received the error: lucas@lucas-pc:~$ sudo ...
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Cannot remove file from trash that was put there as root

I know about the dangers of using root access so please forego the lectures. I try to be careful and will be doubly so from now on. I was using the file browser with root access in order to change ...
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How to make everything run as root in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have setup a virtual machine for compiling software for linux which I develop on Windows. I setup to automount a windows folder, run compilation scripts and then just shutdown. The machine isn't ...
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Accidental moving of root folder unable to log in

I was using 12.04 lts as a fileserver(using Samba to access it from windows client machines) for a large amount of documents, and used to add files to it regularly. Yesterday I goofed up, I copied a ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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Adding NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers doesn't work

On 14.04 here. I SSHed into my machine, added the following line to /etc/sudoers: myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL And then tried running: sudo mkdir /etc/blah ...and I'm being asked for my password. ...
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Re-disabling the root account

In ubuntu by default the su (root) password is not not set. I have set it by using the sudo passwd (see link). But I didn't like it. Can I go back to my original state.
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how to activate root user [duplicate]

I'd prefer to use root user as my default user instead of writing sudo command to get temporary root access. is the root user disabled by default ? how can i start using root user? what are the ...
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My ethernet interface card is not detected with “ifconfig -a”

I do not see my ethernet interface card with ifconfig. I tried ifconfig eth0 up and the message returned: No such device Should I require root access to set up ethernet interface? The output ...
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Login as root on startup login prompt [duplicate]

I need to use the root account - i.e. log on as root from the start. I'm not interested in sudo or getting temporary root privileges. And with the greatest of respect- please no warnings about root ...
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how to block a command from terminal?

I don't want any users in my machine to use a command in my machine other than root user. The command is given below. "sudo -E su" For security reasons