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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 ...
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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 ...
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how do i copy my ssh public key to a new user ubuntu 14.04

Sorry if this question has been asked before, but i cannot find it anywhere here or on google. I set up public/private keys, imbedded into my VPS server successfully, it fully works using putty and ...
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How to prevent sudoers from changing the root password unless they know the current root user password first

I want to give a developer sudo access, but giving him sudo access would potentially allow him to change the root password and lock me out of the server. I just created a demo account, added it to ...
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superuser. What is it? and how do I get that premission?

I'm attempting to manually configure dpkg due to package manager warning. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. I enter the code. 'dpkg ...
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Can you make `su` require a password, even if called with sudo?

So, I recently secured my root log-in and all sudo requests with 2-factor authentication. However, I noticed that if a user with sudo access that does NOT have 2FA enabled could easily sudo su and ...
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Give web sever directory full permission [duplicate]

I managed to change DocumentRoot directory form /var/www to /home/user/www and working fine except the problem that I can not copy/paste or even delete any file without root access. Since I use SASS ...
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Is it safe to change ownership of all files in “/root” folder to “root:root” recursively?

I mistakenly ran chown -R buttle:butkus *;chown -R buttle:butkus .* in the /root directory. I killed the command but it definitely changed a lot of files' ownership before I killed it. So a lot of ...
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Ubuntu Live Cd Security [duplicate]

I am new to Linux so i have some concerns regarding live cd . If i can log in the system with the live cd and get root access then any on can do the same , so my question is how to stop anyone using ...
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Increase the root partition size on Ubuntu Server 14.04

How can I increase the root partition size of a virtualized Ubuntu Server 14.04 using the CLI?
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Security risks with fakeroot?

Is there a security risk having fakeroot installed on my system? I can't find much more than was is provided in the manpage.
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Hide files from root in ubuntu

My question would be a little bit silly, but who knows because linux is a very rich and sophisticated OS. Is there a way that a normal user in ubuntu can hide some files from root ? I know that the ...
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Add two root users during installation during installation + managing it - Ubuntu server

I would like to ask you all, that is it possible to enter some kind of script before entering the setup screen to be able to add 2 root users instantly. I am at the beginning of creating 190 virtual ...
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Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could ...
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Passive Root Usage Program/File Type [closed]

As opposed to my previous phrasing asking quite simply Fastest Way to Give a Virus to Ubuntu?, this is re-phrasing it into a question that it inside the boundaries of the help center. I would like to ...
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Changing the color of root prompt in terminal [duplicate]

If I'm going to edit the bashrc file, where do I place the color codes to change the color of the root prompt (and not the normal prompt)? I already have the color for normal prompt changed. But when ...
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How to change root password back to DEFAULT [duplicate]

I already set-up my root password in Ubuntu. But for some reasons now I need to set it back to default as when Ubuntu is freshly installed. I no more need my set root password. How can I set it back ...
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How can I increase the size of Root Partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS along with Windows 10. I have dedicated 10GB for root directory and now I want to resize the root partition. How can I resize the root?
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How to limit users that can use root command

On an Ubuntu workstation with multiple profiles, how do you limit root access to specific profiles.
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What does root not own?

Root does not own the /home/* folders, but what other folders does root not own?
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Softaculous Ampps and Webuzo not working

I was pretty hasty in doing these installations, so I can't remember the process completely, and can't find the instructions either. But the chmod was involved. I found them both under /usr/local/ I ...
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Eclipse installation process - initial “sudo mv eclipse /opt” Not working

I am following this thread: How to install Eclipse? I downloaded eclipse-jee-mars-1-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz into ~/Documents and ran the tar command that extracted the package into an eclipse folder ...
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Cannot ssh as root to my virtual machine

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine to which I can ping perfectly from my host. I created a root password and I can use it normally too. I also changed the ssh-conf file such that root login is ...
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I have no access to my Internal hard drive or the root file(if that matters)

I overwritten windows and am all in on Ubuntu. I have 2 issues or at least one issue and one question. My Ubuntu won't give me access to one of my Internal hard drives. - Luckely the small one. ...
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SFTP access and editing files outside the home folder

I would like to be able to edit all files on Ubuntu server 14.04 using Filezilla and SFTP. Is there another way to do that except connecting with root user ? If I connect with other user, then I ...
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sudoers_policy, 'sudo' doesn't work?

When I open a terminal and type sudo in order to install or remove applications, it shows: sudo: error in /etc/sudo.conf, line 0 while loading plugin `sudoers_policy' sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so ...
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Running SRSRoot in 15.04 (.exe file)

So I installed SRSRoot on 15.04 with wine, and when I try to open with wine, it just loads for about 5-10 seconds and doesn't open. This has happened with a couple of other .exe files. What's causing ...
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I need root to run ./a.out (C) program [duplicate]

cd /media/k4li/data2/C gcc program.c ./a.out running ./a.out: bash: ./a.out: Permission denied if I enter sudo ./a.out i get: sudo: ./a.out: command not found
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Emails to root go to root@localhost and BCC my aliased address

I've configured postfix to send through my gmail account. My /etc/aliases looks like this: postmaster: root root: my-email-address@gmail.com When I test this using the following: echo test | ...
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How can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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Why does alias in /etc/bash.bashrc not apply to sudo?

I've added the line alias ll='ls -l' to the /etc/bash.bashrc. After a restart, the alias ll from that file affects me, which I checked by commenting out the corresponding alias in my ~/.bashrc ...
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Ubuntu Touch NGM dynamic Fun

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my touch NGM Dynamic Fun. I followed the official directory of ubuntu: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/ I ...
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Problem removing packages [duplicate]

I was trying to remove package with autoremove command & i got this error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Are the /root directory contents the same as my main user if there's only one user on the system?

The root directory is indicated by / and contains the other directories within it. This also contains a directory called home, which lists the only user on my system, sridhar. Now there is another ...