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Why did ubuntu install break out my partitions?

I have a 750GB hard disk with Windows 7 installed. So I shrunk the C: drive to about 80 GB, created two more partitions, one for data (about 615GB), one for ubuntu (30GB) (extended partition). I ran ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...