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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 ...
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how to resize ubuntu 13.10 partition without reinstaling ubuntu [duplicate]

how to merge that unallocated 11gb partition to sda5 "/" (which is extended partition under sda3) please help me i m out of space ! *i m unable to merge that unallocated partition with sda5 nor sda3 ...
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What permissions settings will make /var/www accessible without admin? [duplicate]

As a webmaster I need fast access to /var/www, what should I set in dir permissions to get rid of 'open as admin' in order to file modification and creation? Yet I want it safe as modificable from my ...
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Virtual box doesn't work

Virtual Box doesn't work. When I try to strat any virtual machine I get the next error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Windows 8.1. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 ...
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Can we set the root without password?

Suppose that I had set the root password before with ssh key. Hereinafter, I want to let the root without password. Is there a way to do that? Thank you
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how to make /usr/lib owned by root again

I chowned -R username /usr/lib and now i cannot sudo or do any thing really due to sudoers.so belonging to username. How do i fix this and make /usr/lib owned by root again?
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why am i getting this error ,when i tried to access one of log file

(gvim:5878): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/(user)/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
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How to copy from localhost to remote server

i am trying to copy a file in my /home folder hello.txt to remote host mak - scp hello.txt mak@10.0.34.22:/home/me but on copying i am getting the following error: scp: ...
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Is it possible to switch to root at login? [duplicate]

Say I login to my ubuntu server as user "Bob" and I want all my actions to be performed with sudo, is it possible to set some kind of permanent sudo automatically at login? Alternatively, if the ...
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How to deny root SSH login + require SSH key for user?

After reading this similar question I'm unclear how to require SSH keys for user, while denying SSH access to root (key or password). I'll use sudo after logging in as a user if I need to be root. I ...
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Need help, incidentally switched out of root user!

When I first got this laptop, I had no knowledge what so ever about computers in general. I was messing around with the settings when I saw that my account was identified as a special user or ...
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error in Ubuntu 12.04 with root.cern.ch: “undefined reference to:”

I get following errors while I do compiling of data analysis softwares made in my institute. It works on other linux like OpenSuis and not on my Ubuntu 12.04. A bit of google search shown that the new ...
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sudo emacs crashes with tramp when I start a line with /

I run emacs in command line [-nw] on ubuntu 12.04 as root. If I start a line with '/', emacs freezes for a while and displays "Tramp: Waiting for prompts from remote shell". please note that I don't ...
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Installing ubuntu with wubi error [duplicate]

Toshiba Satellite u845w-s400. I installed Ubuntu onto my hard drive without a partition using wubi. Then, after the installation was complete,and my computer rebooted. Ubuntu loaded and ran a program ...
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How to Increase root space in ubuntu wubi? [duplicate]

I have installed the ubuntu 12.04 LTS using the windows installer After login into root and df -h it shows /dev/loop0 14GB /dev/sda5 50GB here the loop0 is the root folder. How to ...
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java applet at startup with crontab not working

I know the question is asked in many variants and I have read them, but still cannot find an answer to my problem. I have a jar file which I want to run at startup as root. I have tried in rc.local, ...
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Run a specific program as root without asking for password everytime [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run ...
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Locale reverts to old locale after exiting root?

Heyo~ I am having an issue whenever I change locale. At present, I am getting this error whenever I run the locale command. locale: Cannot set LC_ALL to default locale: No such file or directory ...
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unable to root login and may be ~/.bash problem

initially i am trying to connect with github with RSA key and it is giving error permission denied...unknown host. Then change my ~/.ssh directory permission to chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/ ...
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How to create a root privilege file for a normal user?

I got a scenario where a customized Ubuntu 12.04 Linux OS has a read only filesystem which doesn't have terminal access. My goal is to create a file with root access using normal users permission. I ...
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unable to install softwares or update ubuntu12.04 LTS due to root password

I am unable to update Ubuntu 12.04 LTS due to root password. I have set a password for admin during installing ubuntu but after that I had changed my admin account to standard account. After changed ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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how to log in as root in Xubuntu 12.04

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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Moving data from external NTFS USB backup drive to root partition internal Adaptec 2820sa RAID 5 [duplicate]

I am a bit of a newbie. I have set up all the drives. I can see them and access the files. When I attempt to move any file from the USB drive to the root drive, it says I don't have root permission. ...
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Why does the “who” command not show “root” as a logged in user?

When I log in as root from gnome-terminal using the command: sudo su it logs me in as the root user. Isn't this switching a user considered as a log in? Also, which command can show me all the ...
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Cron job creating empty files in root

My cron job, command looks similar to this: wget -q http://whatever-url/ It is running correctly (every minute). Problem is that it is creating empty php files at my root for every minute it runs. ...
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Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
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What is meant by “no password set” for root account (and otthers)?

Several years back, we were more accustomed to changing to the root account using the su command. First, we switched to the root account, and then executed those root commands. Now we are more ...
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Mount \root\dev failed [duplicate]

Have read fixes to this like load your live cd except I tried this but screen goes black and loads with Mount: \dev \root\dev failed will not try to read cd goes straight to \bin\sh. Now have ...
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how to remove root login from login screen

I have enabled root to login from screen. I want disable it keep normal and guest user on login screen only because even if I login with normal user for shutting down my machine I have to login with ...
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Root user 'access is denied' error

i started to install oracle 11gR2 edition on Ubuntu 13.04 and the last step i must start this command cd /home/user/Desktop/Oracle11g/ ./runInstaller there is 'access is denied' error. i have ...
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Root username is different to admin username

I have somehow changed my root username which seems to have caused my system to disallow me to mount USB, CDROM. My normal username is jenchris, however if I type: su root (and enter the password) ...
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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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How do I get root in terminal? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install git with apt-get install git it then says E: Could not open lock fine /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory ...
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Alt-tab (suddenly?) disabled in root account on Gnome Classic (with/without Effects)

It appears that alt-tab does not work correctly in atleast Gnome Classic and Gnome Classic without Effects in the root account. In Gnome Classic, Alt-Tab does not initate any execution. The alt key ...
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Output from 'ls' differs when in root mode

When I use the command sudo -i and input the password, and then input ls, I found that I can only see the Desktop folder and packages in terminal. But when I came back to normal mode, all the folder ...
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Unable to boot a live DVD on Lenovo laptop

I need guidance step by step please. http://pastebin.com/J6ZaQ8fa Also, I am not able to access the content on the hard disk and DVD writer. Neither am I able to boot the laptop using a live CD in ...
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What are the default permissions for /root?

Not realizing what directory I was in, I did a "chmod 777 ." in /root. Now I would like to set the permissions for /root back to the default. Can someone please tell me the correct default permissions ...
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root account access

when you install ubuntu it only asked for a user account name and password. how do I switch to the root account within terminal server. I try the SU and then enter the only password I created. I have ...
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How do I run Ubuntu with complete root priviledges from the GUI? [duplicate]

I don't care if it is a security vulnerability, I want to run with complete root control, and my built-in keyboard is not fully functional, so while I could use an external to set this up, I do not ...
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How to modify applications.menu file as root?

I´m trying to install Backtrack on Ubuntu (with Unity). I´m stuck trying to modify applications.menu file, because it´s readme only. And I can´t change that using the GUI because it´s greyed out. ...
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I've lost my root status

I created a new user and set its option to "root". Then I switched the option of the user which was activated to "standard" and closed the window. But now I can't login as the new user because I ...
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Permission to delete files

I am very new to Ubuntu I installed apache and I got the directory /var/www but I cant delete anyhting in that directory. It says: You are not the owner Now I assume I have to log in as root? but how ...
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Should I use a separate 'admin' user as my “root sudo” or grant sudo to my 'app' user?

I'm still wrapping my brain around the Ubuntu 'nullify root' user management philosophy (and Linux in general) and I'm wondering if I should 'replace' my root user with a user called 'admin' (which ...
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Sudo not available in guest login

When I login as guest I am unable to execute any command with sudo. E.g.: sudo ps returns: sudo: unable to change to sudoers gid: Operation not permitted How can I fix this?
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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root password not recognized

I got kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, but everytime I try t update, install or something like that it does not recoginze my password, here is what the konsole says... ernesto@neto-desktop:~$ sudo ...
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I accidentally deleted all admin accounts [13.04]

I accidentally deleted all admin accounts, I can only use Guest Account and I don't know my root password. How can I recover my Admin account?
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Ubuntu 13.04 root hack/Ipod Access

A few weeks ago I managed to find an exploit in Ubuntu 13.04 that allowed me access to a Root Shell. I was looking around on an exploratory expedition and found a directory in the Root folder ...
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Owner of /usr/lib is not root

Virtualbox program error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine .... Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT). Terminal output: balazs@inspiron:/usr$ ls -l total 164 ...