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Why don't the commands 'sudo bash' or 'sudo -s' ask for a password? [duplicate]

Even when I am logged in as a non-admin user, when I enter sudo bash or sudo -s, the system does not ask for any password. In the command history, I have not entered any password for sudo earlier ...
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root login password when I never set it? [duplicate]

Sorry for too many duplicate questions about this. But I don't think any of the answers to these kind of question has the solution for me. As some users might have asked, how to set root login ...
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Error: No root file system on brand new computer [duplicate]

Just built my first computer from scratch and started to install Ubuntu but on the "Installation Type" page, I got an error message that reads "No root file system is defined. Please correct from the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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On each sudo command I get [sudo] password for root:

I have run a script https://github.com/starlilyth/Linux-PoolManager to install it and I have run into the situation where on each sudo command I get the prompt: [sudo] password for root: the ...
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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 ?
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How to go to root mode in ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to login as root not just use sudo to run commands as root. Can somebody please tell me what I have to do?
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Regarding Installing of Ubuntu for phone on My Note 2 (GT-N7100)

I'm currently using Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) running on Android 4.3..and is it possible to install ubuntu for phone in my note 2..my device is not rooted..if yes please provide the step by step ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I unprotect a file which is owned by root?

12.04 LTS and I mistakenly protected a file named set using: chmod 700 /home/jatin/Desktop/set How do I unprotect it?
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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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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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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 ...
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Problem using “sudo su” command

I can't login as root- gladiss@gladiss-Lenovo-G580:~$ sudo su sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so must be only be writable by owner sudo: fatal error, unable to load plugins I've tried all commands ...
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Install not as root

I currently have a process that does sudo apt-get on a large number of files, sudo make install and the like. Is there a simple way to use these scripts when I do not have root access?
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How do I make an app run on startup with root privileges?

I'm trying to install a remote shutdown program on my machine , so I can shutdown it from my android tablet , and it needs root privileges to run successfully. I'd rather not have to load it with ...
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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 ...
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How to proporly configure wine

I have a program I need to use and currently do not have enough disk space for dual booting or a vm, so I was wondering if someone could port this program to Linux or help me configure wine to do so. ...
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Can't read and write from hard drive

I have a 1TB hard drive that I recently got, but the problem is that even when formatted I am unable to read and write from the hard drive. Any suggestions? I've tried reformatting it, but the results ...
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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 ...
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Why does deleted files also appear in directory [duplicate]

For example consider that i have created a file temp.txt and delete it later, there is still an invisible file temp.txt~ Of course I can delete it but Why do i need to do it always, So how to avoid ...
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13.10 login loop workaround creates unwanted root access

Neither lightdm not gdm actually allow me to log into any account but guest. My solution, so far, has been to drop to the shell (ctrl+alt+f1) login, then sudo startx. the xauthority file never locks ...
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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 ...
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How to back up a folder in the C root file in XP.. only place the folder can be [closed]

I have a folder directly under C:/ that can only be located there in order to work. I have to back it up daily, I was hoping Ubunto would do that, but it keeps saying the file must be elsewhere (My ...
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Root user and Super User

How is being the root user different from being the super user? If it is different anyways, is there a way to use the shell as the root? Is there a root password for that? Is it different from the ...
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Drop to root shell (security vulnerability?) [duplicate]

I've known about the ability to drop to a root shell for quite a while. You just hold shift and select (recovery mode) from the list of kernels presented. I would mess up an install, then drop to ...
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install ...
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sshfs - got access to remote within standard user, but fails with root

I use sshfs to mount a remote HD: sshfs -o idmap=user tducin@tducin.some.host:/home/tducin/Projekty /home/tomasz/Development/sshfs/ From my user (tomasz) I can see this directory as: drwxrwxr-x 1 ...
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Quit from the middle of password setting process

I try to check whether my root has password or not. I run this command; sudo passwd root Later on it responses as; Enter new UNIX password: Based on that response, I have an indication that my ...
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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 ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 “no root system file defined”

I have a custom PC with a 1TB hard drive. I installed Windows 7 and partitioned the first 500GB for it. I downloaded WUBI and the Ubuntu .iso onto my desktop, ran WUBI and gave it 20GB. When booting ...
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How do i reset root password [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted all admine accounts and when i create a new account it asks for root password i looked up on the internet and i edited the grub menu and typed rw inti=/bin/bash i also tried ...
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Cannot open applications like Skype

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I am unable open some applications like skype unless I am a root. Not sudo skype, but sudo su -> skype. I didn't care about it really (though it was annoying) but now I ...
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virtual device not shown in genymotion emulator when run as root

I added a virtual device in genymotion android emulator as non-root and its not showing up when i run genymotion as root. How can i fix that? How can i share same resources with root and non-root ...
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No root file system is defined/ can not see any drives

Tried installing 12.04 version and now the newest 13.10 and still getting the error that no root file system is defined and unlike other people who had problems I can not see any drives what so ever ...
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Change Default Keyboard Settings without Root Access

After not having logged into Ubuntu for a few weeks, I booted in to do some updates. I rebooted my computer to find out that my default keyboard settings have been changes, making it impossible to ...
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Text editors need root access to work correctly

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10, and I have a problem with 3 text editors - Geany, Gedit and Sublime Text. These 3 editors cannot access most of their menu items, including Open file and Save file. The only ...
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Problem using “sudo su” command

When I use "sudo su" cmd termianl asks for the root passwd. But after one successful login it never asks for authentication again. I want it to ask for authentication everytime.
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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 ...
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How can I close a root process “unknown TCP” that shows up in nethogs?

How can I close a root process "unknown TCP" that shows up in nethogs? I think my box has been pwned and using nethogs I see a root process of "unknown TCP". Can anyone tell me if this an expected ...
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How to configure SFTP to login in the “/” directory?

I want to login as root and make the / as the default directory in SFTP. Newbie help needed
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Problems after xampp install via xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run

I just installed xampp via xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run on ubuntu 12.04. It required root access, so I used sudo bash. Now the option to re-open recently closed tabs stopped working on all ...
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Default resource cap on root user

I happened to see that on my Ubuntu 12.04 some resources of the root user is capped. I have not capped anything explicitly and my limits.conf as far as root user is concerned is empty. Here is the ...
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Why are there multiple Root users in Database?

I'm trying to setup ownCloud in a test lab. At the setup screen (initial login over from the web), I'm having a heck of a time connecting to the MySQL database. I can't log in as either ...
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how to become a permanent root user in ubuntu [duplicate]

I have found some solutions but what I want to do is I want to become a root user "permanently". When I restart computer I still want to stay as a root user. I don't want to use termanial everytime to ...
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How to recover the root password on ubuntu server

I lost my root/super user password on Ubuntu server, i tried to boot in a "recovery mode", and choosed " drop to root shell", but it is always asks for: Give root password for maintenance (or type ...