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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 lW2+...
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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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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 ....
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Loosing Root Access On USB Disconnect

When I plug in my usb and then unplug it I unexpectedly loose root access on my computer. Furthermore, when I reboot my computer it prompts me with the message saying Errors were found when reading ...
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fstab owner permissions

I have set up line in fstab that goes like this: /media/unas/raidstore /home/unas/raidstore none bind 0 0 It works a treat, except I can't set user privileges: they keep reverting to root, ...
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How to make free space in root

My root partition is 100% full and I couldn't login. I just ran apt-get autoremove to make some space but it's not enough. I want to create enough free space for the OS so it can breathe. What can I ...
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Enlarge root partition on Ubuntu 15.10 with encrypted disk

I had Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed but I messed around too much so decided to install 15.10. I had some problems on 14 with the root partition not being big enough so I wanted to avoid this on 15 by ...
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Revert root passwd to its default “empty”

It is said to be more secure. Having root with a password, how do I revert it to be empty? This documentation is pretty explanatory: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo And the command would ...
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add a user named root

My cloud servers on Ubuntu 14.04 have a user named root. Locally (not on the cloud), when I use System Settings > User Accounts there is no user named root and when I attempt to add one it does ...
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issue with root access etc

I cannot do anything in ubuntu without being root all of a sudden. When I run emacs it says it cannot access files (and will run in sudo and works fine). firefox throws security issues until im root ...
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Ubuntu server unexpected command history

Logged into my Ubuntu server (15.10) and when I check the command history, I see a few of these: echo Execute SU command begin: && export LANG=en_EN.UTF-8 && su root -c "echo Start ...
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Copy of the file /bin/sh not executing as expected

I have Ubuntu installed in VirtualBox on Windows 10 only for two days, so this may sound silly. I have a reasoning problem somewhere and I don't know why. I copied the file /bin/sh to my own directory,...
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Is it possible to have a root account? [duplicate]

I would like to have a separate root account on Ubuntu, in the same way as there are separate root accounts on other Linux systems. I don't want to use sudo, but prefer to actually login as root. ...
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OpenSSH asks for root@hostname password instead of user@hostname password

So I have this other desktop PC, that serves as my server, primesystem and a laptop as my client, zerosystem that is connected to it. They both serve as my ssh-server and ssh-client respectively, and ...
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Why every time I login as root there's an error showing up?

Every time i login as root it shows this error: bash: /root/.rvm/scripts/rvm: No such file or directory Why does that happen and how to fix it?
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permissions, changing ownership

I have a flash drive which contains recovered files from my old mac, I installed Ubuntu just to recover these files, I have no other purpose for the OS. The drive shows owner "Root" and the files are ...
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How to enable root user in Ubuntu 15.10? [duplicate]

I have tried this command several (sudo passwd root) times and whenever I restart after this root login does not show up. Or is there any other way using GUI instead of terminal in Ubuntu 15.10?
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How to be root on liveUSB? [closed]

As mentioned in this question, the sudo command in my live USB is not working. To fix this I need to run some commands. But every command I run says permission denied. How do I gain root access? ...
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Close terminal for multiple users [duplicate]

Let's suppose I run the terminal as <username>. Then I switch to root: su - root and then back to the <username>. So I was wondering if there's some option (or some other command) for ...
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help with understand [duplicate]

im a beginner with linux terminal and I'm trying to understand why i can't access to root file even I'm using sudo command line: pwd = / sudo cd root result : sudo: cd: command not found anyone ...