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cd root access denied

I have set up my root password but when I try and cd to root dir I get: bash: cd: root: Permission denied the exact command is: cd root sorry I was unclear but the issue is resolved now thanks a ...
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1answer
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root must be setuid root [duplicate]

I accidentally ran this command chmod -R 755 /usr/bin on my remote server [Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS], and I don't have the root password. When I run sudo it gives me sudo: must be setuid root, This is the ...
0
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0answers
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Utopic Unicorn file permissions/ownerships [closed]

I read this question: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/16962/how-to-get-back-sudo-on-ubuntu and I will try to login as single user from GRUB. After that I will attempt to change the permissions ...
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1answer
41 views

Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 server and I have installed VSFTPD service for FTP. I'm trying to create a FTP user who has access only to /var/www/ directory and all permissions for sub-directories. ...
0
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1answer
16 views

how to change root permission by text console

I have edited and restarted the permission for both root and others for a folder 'usr' and restarted the system now ican only load the text console how to change the permission of that folder using ...
0
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1answer
26 views

I don't have permission to access this device on iftop and need to be root to run NetHogs

I have two dilemma's here: One is, I tried using iftop but it said I don't have permission to capture on that device (socket: operation not permitted) I can use ifconfig just fine. Also, I installed ...
0
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0answers
27 views

Auto entering root password

In Fedora 20, there's an option when enabled, the system enters the root password whenenver a window is opened asking for root password. Is there a way to add such functionality to Ubuntu?
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1answer
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Small Modification turned into a huge problem - I think my system has been hacked [closed]

I'll try to keep this brief, but I set the permissions for /usr/bin/ to -R using chown. I later read when I couldn't seem to log in as su that this may have compromised my complete system security. ...
0
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1answer
97 views

I can't access my root user [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to change root permissions, I get some error reports. I have already tried sudo chown -R 777 / and sudo chmod -R 777 /. Please help me if ...
0
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0answers
16 views

How do I log into root? [duplicate]

I can't log into root as login fails whenever I put the correct password in. How can I Change the password? How do I login? I kinda a noob with Ubuntu terminal.
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1answer
727 views

How did this exploit allow write access to root owned files?

For a computer security assignment at my university I need to find and understand an exploit that works on ubuntu 10.04. I have already found and tested one on an Ubuntu 10.04 machine (that I own) ...
0
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0answers
44 views

listing permissions

I'm a biomedical scientist and I'm having trouble running a custom data analysis pipeline written by one of our collaborators. His script crashes with /bin/sh: 1: ...
2
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3answers
4k views

cp - cannot create regular file : permission denied

I want copy to /lib/udev but gives error cp -f /tmp/ok_pcscd_hotplug.sh /lib/udev cp:cannot create regular file /lib/udev/ok_pcscd_hotplug : Permission denied I am root , but I can't understand . ...
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1answer
70 views

How do i log in as root? [duplicate]

How do I log in as root? I can't do aptitude unless I am root. I have broken / held packages that I can't install.
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0answers
42 views

Co-using folder with root

I'm searching for a workaround for creating a folder which will be fully co-used with root and user including new subdirectories. Example of usage: I have an application which sometimes needs to ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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0answers
43 views

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 ...
0
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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
47 views

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
397 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
16 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
77 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
115 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
62 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
votes
3answers
73 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
votes
1answer
94 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
43 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
156 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 ...
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1answer
108 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
261 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
votes
2answers
862 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
votes
1answer
61 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
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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
518 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
19 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
72 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
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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
votes
1answer
69 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
votes
1answer
223 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
235 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
votes
0answers
151 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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votes
2answers
446 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
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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
votes
3answers
1k 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
votes
1answer
225 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
218 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
346 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
282 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
vote
1answer
180 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
6k 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 ...