Root is the superuser of Ubuntu. Questions about the / or /root folder are better suited for the "filesystem" tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
22k views

Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories

I created some files as root that I would now like to be changed to a specific user. How would I do this? I cannot go trough the files one by one as that'd just take way too much time. I would like to ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Trying to ssh root, why get permssion denied in 16.04?

I'm trying to set up passwordless ssh between root accounts in 16.04 (needed for Hadoop installs). I set up a password for root by sudo su - root and passwd. When I try e.g. ssh -l root slave3 or ...
1
vote
3answers
386 views

Running Programs As Root While Online

I'm remastering an Ubuntu based distro, meant to be used live only and primarily as a browser so a users hard-drive can be virus free while online. This live browsing adds security for Linux users, ...
1
vote
0answers
945 views

What is the root password in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am trying to make Java and wireless access available to all the users and it asks for authentication, but my admin account's password doesn'...
1
vote
1answer
146 views

How to retrive root password, when someone has changed it?

The fact that, In my Lab, one of the user who is in sodoers list has changed the root password, is there any way to reveal the password he has set? I know how to change it by editing from GRUB but ...
1
vote
0answers
631 views

Unable to access second hdd. ubuntu 12.04

This is the error i get when trying to write to my second hard drive. Error opening file '/media/hdd2/01 Queen - Keep Yourself Alive.mp3': Permission denied The hdd is mounting on start up. but i ...
1
vote
1answer
11k views

Change root user's home directory in Ubuntu?

Title says it all, how do I change the home directory of the 'root' user in Ubuntu 12.04?
1
vote
3answers
549 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
70 views

Cannot use sudo command, changed permission of /usr folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get back SUDO into working condition? Here's how I messed up my ubuntu, I wanted to change file permissions of /usr folder and I did that by taking root privilege ...
0
votes
3answers
35k views

Need owner permissions for root folder

Actually i'm trying to copy some business purpose files into root folder but it's not allowing to access the root folder. When i'm trying to change the permissions of the folder, its showing that you ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

How to open /usr/share/fonts folder into graphical root privilege? [duplicate]

I want copy some fonts into /usr/share/fonts folder but I unable to do it because of I don't have root privilege. I want temporary graphical root privilege just for copy fonts. After that I want back ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I log into GNOME as a root?

I've enabled the root account by setting a password for it but not matter what I try I cant log into any DE but the default unity one, while any other user (but root) can choose any DE
0
votes
1answer
34 views

How to totally remove the whole root administrator thing?

I don't want to get snagged up on the root administrator business in Ubuntu. I want to be able to put things in directories and remove them without long command line conversations (that I have to ...
0
votes
1answer
218 views

Problem trying to install ROOT (by CERN) on 11.04 i386

I hope you can help me with this problem. I am trying to install root in my computer, but I have a problem and I don't know what to do to solve it. I've downloaded the tar file with the root ...
0
votes
1answer
211 views

Problem with permissions after upgrading

A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
0
votes
2answers
198 views

How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user data....
0
votes
4answers
921 views

How do I avoid su-ing to root

I need to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux on my computer. According to its README file, it says: Debian and Ubuntu users should use sudo For installation and when you execute Symantec ...
0
votes
1answer
382 views

How to install ROOT cern on Ubuntu 15

shinee@shinee:~/Downloads/root$ sudo apt-get install libx11-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package libx11-dev is not available, but ...
-1
votes
1answer
655 views

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. ...
-2
votes
2answers
353 views

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 costs/...