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Sometime, it's in the code. For example, midway of hwclock.c, you'll find: if (getuid() == 0) permitted = TRUE; else { /* program is designed to run setuid (in some situations) */ if (set || systohc || adjust) { warnx(_("Sorry, only the superuser can change " "the Hardware ...


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It is a vast topic to discuss on. But considering the case of Ubuntu, the passwords are stored in the location /etc/shadow You can view the contents by opening it with sudo nano /etc/shadow On the very first line you can see root:$6$xrzOs5vu$gfLwd1NVOBRqCvmgpBOa9V4PzNOzlgC2jGU.GT8k9zPiW2zihymU/nmgdjsP8SzR3Qk7UoQUkTrsi9tCIFy6f.:16303:0:99999:7::: ...


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If indicated by Harris, it does not work try: Download Ubuntu iso image. Burn it to a Dvd or Usb. Start Computer / reboot computer. Make sure BIOS is set to boot from Dvd/Usb Put your Ubuntu Live-Dvd/Usb Now booting will start from Ubuntu Live-Dvd/Usb You will see two option screen - select Try it You will system is booting in to Live-session Open a ...


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By default, the Root account password is locked in Ubuntu. This means that you cannot login as Root directly or use the su command to become the Root user. However, since the Root account physically exists it is still possible to run programs with root-level privileges. This is where sudo comes in - it allows authorized users (normally "Administrative" ...



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