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Where can I find a compact list of basic commands for the root shell prompt?

My computer is only stable in Recovery Mode. I want to save the files on the HDD before I format the disk and do a fresh OS install. Are the commands for the root shell prompt the same as the ones ...
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Disk space issue after apt-get update

I did a system update with sudo apt-get update and rebooted. After the reboot an error came up showing that i'm out of disk space. was barly able to access my desktop. I checked the space util and ...
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I need help resurrecting an old Asus Eee PC that already has Ubuntu

My sister's Asus Eee PC has been collecting dust for the past 4 years ever since she started using her MacBook Air. I wanted to resurrect it and use it at school. It originally ran Windows XP, but ...
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Can't open chrome or chromium as a root

Was trying to open chrome or chromium with sudo google-chrome-stable --user-data-dir and got [0525/190656:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to create /home/username/.pki/nssdb directory. and one process ...
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How To login With Root in Ubuntu 14.10

Hi Team Of Ubuntu I Want To ask You . How To login With Root In Ubuntu 14.10 Sorry My English Is Bad
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Can't upload file owned by root using FTP

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 (GNU/Linux 3.16.0-36-generic x86_64). I can FTP using the root user, but can't edit any file which is owned by the root user: root@xxxx:/home/sazzad# ls -lrt total 0 ...
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when I log as root, the GUI is frozen

I have a ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server and there I have some virtual machines that run from the root account. Today I needed to check one of the virtual machines, so I tried to connect to the root GUI and ...
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Which root paths (e.g., /lib) can never be symlinks?

VBox suggests an extremely inadequate default size for its root partition, so I had to create and mount a more realistic /dev/sdb1 to do anything useful. Despite that, / (/dev/sda1) is 96% full, and ...
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Ubuntu 15.04. fills up root partition automatically quite quickly!

I have got a funny but bad problem. The root partition is filling up quickly and automatically. I can see that there is a continous read and write process on this partion. But I cannot stop it. It is ...
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Suddenly can't run sudo

I didn't do anything on the computer except Internet for a few days and suddenly when I tried to do: $ sudo apt-get update I got: sudo: effective uid is not 0, is /usr/bin/sudo on a file system ...
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Neuroimaging Use: How big for partitions (root, home, swap) and some other Qs

I will be using my Ubuntu for neuroimaging use. This is my first time using -- I've been using Macs for the last few years so am not familiar with using Ubuntu on a regular PC. A few questions: Are ...
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More user with admin rights to work on the ubuntu server

I have an ubuntu server. On this server runs an apache2 with php and MySQL. I am the admin of this server but I have a person, who is the admin of the apache2-server. I know, that you can't create a ...
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Using a command as root in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed laravel php framework on my system. I can open the terminal and use the laravel command but when I login as root, the laravel command becomes unavailable. I want to be able to use the ...
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Warning message when using sudo [duplicate]

So I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and for some reason every time I use sudo or log in as root I get the following message: grant@grant-G551JM:~$ sudo apt-get build-dep python-pygame sudo: unable to resolve host ...
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Difference between su and sudo su [duplicate]

Asking because of curiosity. :) When I type sudo su It asks for my user password. And when I type just su It asks for the root user password. But both the commands directs me to the root ...
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vim unable to write to files even though sudo is used

I find that with vim, if I try and edit a file which as a normal user I do not have write access with, even if I use sudo, I am unable to write to it, although if I use nano to edit the same file it ...
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Where is the unlock full access in filemanager on Aquaris Ubuntutouch?

I use the File Manager version 0.4.386 and I don't find the "unlock full access" button. It is not in the field with with new file and properties. I don't know why. If somebody could help me that ...
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Want to enable root direct login to telnet/ssh/ftp

I am pretty aware of security risks. But its been a burning need for me to enable root direct login with ssh/telnet/ftp ? Would you please share the procedure this? I have enabled direct root login, ...
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Run FireFox as root as always without password

How i can run firefox as root from launcher in ubuntu 14.04 always without password ?
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unable to install stuck on root file partition error

root partition file error unable to install on Toshiba L50d-a**also unable to uninstall **
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how can i find out my password for root since i am not a sudo user? [duplicate]

i am asked for the password for root to edit my account settings,upgrade,especially for authentication,but i am not a sudo user.so i don't know how to solve this password asking problem if i enter ...
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How to run Vmware player as root?

I want to use a physical disk in Vmware Player. To do that i need to run Vmware Player as root, how do i do that ? I have tried to start it via terminal but no luck. I have tried to start it via ...
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Disable Root — what password will it ask for when I do Sudo

My web-host recommends disabling root. I've created a non-root-user with a non-root-user's-password in the sudo group. So far so good. Here's my question. Usually, when I do sudo, Ubuntu asks for ...
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Cannot create folder in desktop : permission denied

I've looked here but i only found answers about creating files/folders by terminal. My thing is directly in the desktop... I can not cretae a file or a folder. Other thing is rename and delete ...
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Error while compiling softwares using make: cannot find -lXm, -lXt, -lX11

make compilation showing errors like /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXm /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lXt /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lX11 collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [candle] Error ...
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MYSQL How to delete and set permissions to root@localhost

I have a problem using mysql, I keep getting this error message for the root user (access denied) : julian@julian-desktop:~$ mysql -u root ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user ...
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When one disables the root account via the terminal, what output can one expect?

When I used Ubuntu for the first time, my friends told me to enable the root account, and I enabled it. But, I know that I already reinstalled Ubuntu few times, but in this last time, I don't know if ...
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Root access stripped off my user [closed]

I think my user id has been stripped off its root access. I can't do anything on the GUI interface, can't mount drives, can't update softwares (only partial update allowed), can't add or delete users ...
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Can't log in: Can I get files using tty1? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu wont log in. If I type a correct password it just goes to a blank unity wallpaper and back to the log in screen. Funny It's being buggy when I decide to switch back to windows after a month ...
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Root HTC One m7 with Ubuntu

Is there a easy way to root HTC One M7(Lolipop) with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I am a beginner with Ubuntu.
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First time ubuntu user

I have recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu. And I have no idea how to copy my files/folders from my external Hard drive. I could do once through using gksu nautilus command. But, am unsure how I ...
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What is “root” and how can I become it? [duplicate]

When I ran a command, I got the following error: You need to be root to perform this command. What is root and how can I become it?
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Trying to execute a process with pkexec asynchronously and get 'Refusing to render service to dead parents'

I'm trying to execute a process as root from my application that runs with regular privileges using pkexec. When I invoke pkexec synchronously everything is fine but when I run it asynchronously with ...
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Managing permission for multiuser manual installation in /opt [duplicate]

Similar questions have been asked but I can't seem to find a proper answer. Basically, I am installing several application manually e.g eclipse, android-sdk, android-adt, arduino etc. and have ...
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No desktop after enabling root in Ubuntu! [closed]

I have enabled root account on Ubuntu 14.10. After that, I logged out and logged in, but there is no desktop and no bars. I tried opening a terminal using keyboard shortcut but nothing is working. I ...
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Why does root get “Permission denied” when trying to create this folder?

Why does root get "Permission denied" when trying to create this folder? root@donhy:/var/www/clients/client2/web2# mkdir bin mkdir: cannot create directory ‘bin’: Permission denied ...
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gksudo equivalent for Ubuntu Touch

Is there a gksudo equivalent (or Cpp / Qml api call) that lets you ask for a password in a graphical way on Ubuntu Touch? Thanks
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Ubuntu Password Change [duplicate]

I am trying to change my password. I was able to change the password using the root shell, then I rebooted my computer. I tried to login using the new password and it seemed to work, but after putting ...
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Stop prompting for password every time I do something requiring privileges

I didn't see this answered satisfactorily anywhere, so I figured I'd ask. Every time I go to do something requiring privileges, such as install a program, open restricted folders, etc., I'm prompted ...
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“gedit” does not launch as root: “CRITICAL: file log.c …”-error (no gksu problem!)

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 with XFCE. Since a few weeks, gedit is not launching any more as root (with gksu gedit). Launching with my normal account works without problems. The problem is not gksu, ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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Unable to boot in default user mode in ubuntu

I executed the following commands on Ubuntu 14.04 taken from How to Become Root in Ubuntu: sudo gedit /etc/fstab sudo passwd root sudo -i Once I restarted my computer I am getting the following ...
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Terminal error output RE: editing .conf file in Xbuntu [owned by uid 1000 istead of 0]

Was curious as to the terminal error output from running sudo Kate. I read in a forum that directed me to open my notepad using gksudo. Realizing that this had not been installed I just went ahead and ...
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Ubuntu server wont let me change to root or add my default user to sudoers

So I'm trying to learn how to set up a headless server and I got everything installed I made a root password and that wont work with su and then I try to sudo with my default log in and it wont let me ...
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Root user not having permissions

My root user is not working how he should. sudo works perfectly but if I login with root, autocomplete does not work for all commands which need root permission and I couldn't execute a file owned by ...
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starting FGS at boot

I am having trouble starting FGS at boot on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. In the documentation page it reads to set the environments and start the program each time after log in. Anyway, I would like to do this ...
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I can su root, but can not log in as root? [duplicate]

Usually, it is the other way around...so this might be the first from what I researched. lets say i log on to my server venus as willc86. When I su root, it lets me in. however, lets say I ssh venus ...
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Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Huh?

Sudo is not owned by root on a fresh install of 14.04 on a VPS. Not familiar with this stuff. So why, what does it all mean and what can I do about it? Steps are: From the VPS management web pages ...
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permanent terminal with root [closed]

Is it bad to have at all times (one) terminal logged in as root? If so, why? (I leave the window with root terminal usually opened because it's much more comfortable than writing sudo before ...
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Allowing Ubuntu user on ec2 to upload and manage files in public web folder

Just created a new ec2 ubuntu instance, and i'm forced to login as ubuntu rather root. While Its ok as of standard security practice but it creates additional problems that ubuntu user cannot upload ...