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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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Oracle installation script execution privileges: “oracle is not in the sudoers file”

I'm currently installing Oracle 11g on Ubuntu 10.10 It had been asked to execute some scripts as "root" while installation. I'm doing: oracle@sergio:/u01/app/oraInventory$ sudo sh orainstRoot.sh ...
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Always Sudo Privileges

I've searched for this, and the answer is probably in a million places on the 'net, but I can't find it... How do you give your account root privileges in Linux so that you don't need to sudo every ...
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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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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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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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How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files?

I can't seem to edit and save config files in the root system (eg: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config); it just says "permission denied" or the save option is blocked in the text editor. I'm pretty sure I'm a ...
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how to log in as root in Xubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I am new to the world of linux and I've installed a Xubuntu 12.04 on my desktop computer. I am learning web development (Php, html, CSS, javaScript, JQuery etc...) so I need to establish an Apache ...
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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 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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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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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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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?

I enetered chmod -R 777 /usr/bin and now sudo is not working. It is giving error that sudo must be setuid root. On looking via Google, some advice said to run chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo chmod ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the benefits of sudo over su?

What is the actual benefit that ubuntu (or debian derivatives) achieve by disabling root user. Everywhere I read, its says to prevent unintentional damages for inexperienced users. I want to know ...
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root directory almost full but still lots of free space on the partition

some time ago I installed 12.04 from windows xp on a separate "linux" partition via wubi. this partition was allocated 50 GB. my problem now is that obviously the root directory does not have access ...
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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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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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Installing apps programs etc

Im new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install apps etc, but it keeps asking for authentication. I don't where or how to create a password. I've had a look in system settings but no joy
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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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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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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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/usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set

I have run following command accidentally sudo chown [username] -hR / Now sudo su getting error: sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set How to Solve This?
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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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Disabling shutdown command for all users, even root - consequences?

I would like to disable the shutdown command for all users, even root, on an Ubuntu Server installation. The reason I want to do this is to ensure that I don't get into the habit of shutting down the ...