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How do I take root permissions? [duplicate]

I've just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and trying to set parameters for web server. As I've understand I have to place my website inside /var/www/html folder, but I can't even create a file in ...
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Lost root access partially. Help?

(Note the downloads icon. I indicates locked, whereas others arent) I was able to access everything on my ubuntu. Last changes I made was installing Oracle java 8 and Eclipse Luna.For installing ...
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How to find the root password?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 installed with Wubi. My problem is I cannot connect to my wifi and I cannot see my files at data. It asks for the root password to login but I don't know it.
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lightDM GTK greeter won't log in unless root

I've been building an Ubuntu distro from the ground up, and I decided to use the LightDM GTK Greeter. Everything is going good, until I decide to log in to the non-root account. If I try to log in to ...
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Ubuntu installation after windows - /root, /home, /swap

I'm still trying to use Ubuntu, so after 3 weeks and few formats I have a new windows and I'm trying to install ubuntu. I'd like to share one partition with windows so I found this article and I'm up ...
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Root directory '/' locked after using chmod

I accidentally used sudo chmod 3 / which gives a execute and write permission to the root directory, while deleting the read permission. How can I recover from this, I cannot even use sudo now.
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give temporary password to root ubuntu

is there a way to give root a temporary password? that is after a certain time or 'manually deactivate' the password will be deleted I want to give my colleague a permission to access server with ...
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I disabled root access on my server, but now I cant FTP files to /var/www/, any solutions?

Following a tutorial for Linode to host a server securely, I disabled root user. I have regular user, and I can always type in sudo if I want to make changes. The problem exists when I try to FTP ...
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Root permissions or logon [duplicate]

I know this sounds naive but, why can't I log on as root or give my ID root permissions? Why do I have to use Terminal? I mounted a drive and now want to give permissions to other PC on my network to ...
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Ubuntu shut down without using the GUI

I'm trying the "poweroff" keyword to shut down my Ubuntu. The terminal produces the following: jay@ubuntu:~$ poweroff poweroff: Need to be root How can I root my pack?
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sudo is denied access to change keyboard backlight?

Opening vim as sudo -i or sudo - still doesn't let me write to the file. Trying to change the keyboard backlight settings on my laptop gives me this output; even with sudo I can't change anything in ...
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How to enable root account Ubuntu 14.0.4 permanent [duplicate]

I am working under ubuntu 14.0.4. I have an application which I did in c++. This computer in which I am working is going to be use only for execute this applications, nothing else, no internet, no ...
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Whitelist a program as admin

Everytime I run WICD (Network Manager) it requires my password for permission. I'm not against Ubuntu asking for passwords in general but everytime I log in is a little excessive. Is there a way to ...
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How to fix “/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root does not exist” on new installation?

I just installed 14.04.1 on a USB 2.0 drive. At startup, I'm prompted for the encryption key, which I enter. After that though, I get the following: Gave up waiting for root device. Common ...
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Cannot move files into USB; owner is root.

Long story short, I am using Tails because I was reinstalling my mac OS on my USB and I forgot two files I now have, anyways when I moved them into the USB I get an error that I do not have sufficient ...
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How to make upstart service script running under root?

To make upstart service, I do the following, which I don't know is correct: 1) creating SERVICE.conf file in /etc/init 2) creating symlink to /lib/init/upstart-job with the name of the service in ...
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Why MTP mounted files belong to root?

Xubuntu Saucy and an Android device running Kitkat. I connect it to my computer and it is mounted as MTP but the files on it belong to root so I can't modify them. Why is this and how can I change it? ...
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root in ubuntu14.04 LTS

i use ubuntu 14.04 LTS my aim is to copy file called .bully to root on ubuntu but still told me that i don't have permission to do that even my account is administrative so what can i do to have ...
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Can't run apps without sudo

I do my research and can't find anything useful, maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, nvm. if I try to run spotify for example I got "Unable to initialize the storage of temporary files" error, but if ...
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Can't put Theme on Burg boot/burg/themes, it said “Permission not Granted”

How to get permission for all directory ? Because every-time I want to put themes on that directory, it always said "Permission not Granted". I did research, but not help.
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how to rollback from giving permission to all files

I am new to ubuntu. while working on terminal unfortunately i typed the comment sudo chmod -R 777 / from root so it prints lot of lines with not permitted strings at end..but after some seconds the ...
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How to get the desired permissions while creating the files

I am using dumpcap to capture data for networking in sudo mode. It creates the file with root permission i.e. user:root and group:root. I am saving this file in /home/me/files directory and want to ...
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Installing Matlab on Kubuntu. Matlab cannot access root

when running the ./install file, Matlab cannot create it's directory as it doesn't have access to root. I've seen this asked in this post: Must I enable the root account to install Matlab? however ...
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I want to create an FTP account that can oversee multiple other FTP accounts. How should I manage my permissions and users?

I rent my own virtual server. I installed Ubuntu Server 14.04 and use it as a webserver. I have hosted some websites of my own on this server, as virtual hosts. I also have a few friends who I give ...
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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Supports Facebook messenger ??… How to install facebook messenger app

I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS yesterday. While using facebook through browser, it asked whether to install facebook app or not. I said yes and its installed. But while trying to open the facebook ...
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Chrome standalone for linux (no root)

Since i don't have root user password, is there anyway to install google chrome with it's dependencies ? (64 Bit)
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why do appear root http connections in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04?

just noticed root http connections and i was wondering what might be causing them? i read about the similar problem here:Why root http requests in netstat - running Ubuntu 12.04 LiveCD? but what ...
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Why it keeps me asking am i root? [duplicate]

When ever I try to install "dh-modaliases", why i am getting this answer: "fahadhemu@hemu:~$ apt-get install dh-modaliases E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) ...
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Unable to run custom Launcher entry which should run app as root

I'm trying to add an option to my Launcher which would open the application as root. My /usr/share/applications/sublime-text.desktop entry looks like this: [Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 ...
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Unable to login adminstrator account

I don't know what I have done exactly before it happen, the last thing I have done is accepting to install upadtes and to program it to shutdown after it finishes using sudo shutdown -h [MM]... After ...
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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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Kerberized NFSv4 no write permission

I have some trouble with installing NFSv4 with Kerberos. I can't write on my NFSv4-Share. Thats my /etc/exports : /srv/export/ gss/krb5p(rw,fsid=0,no_subtree_check,async,no_root_squash) Thats ...
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How can you know if executing a program requires root?

I understand that this is a bit fundamental and perhaps a silly question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. I understand that every file has the "Executable" bit. I assumed that programs ...
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how to open root.disk on windows [duplicate]

my laptop freeze for few hours during the last update and now I can't open Ubuntu. is there any chance to get the files from Ubuntu using my windows? I have dual boot using Wubi
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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 ...
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What is password for root? [duplicate]

I know my administrative and account password. But, whenever I try to change it or do anything like connecting to wifi, connecting to a new internet connection whether it be wired or a mobile network, ...
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Error message 'You do not have the permission necessary to view the contents of root'

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04, and I am logged in as an administrator account (I double checked, and it really is administrator) (username 'dennis'). I cannot create folders in my ~/ folder. When I ...
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VirtualBox runs as root, Critical Error as user

I've just done a fresh install of VirtualBox 4.3.10 on a relatively fresh install of 14.04 (Trusty) and am seeing the below error when attempting to start VB as a normal user Failed to create the ...
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Is it possible to log into a remote LAN user using the ssh client without using his password?

I am on a LAN network having around 50 systems using ubuntu. I know the root user password used by most of the systems. If i know the root user password of a system, is it possible to ssh into that ...
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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 ...
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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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reinstall ubuntu or delete the root password without having it?

I have received a laptop from school but i can't download anything because there is a root password on it. I already used the GRUB screen by clicking on the shift button but the '(recovery mode)' ...
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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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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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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, ...