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root: is a special account which is usually locked in Ubuntu. This account is in effect the ultimate super user and can change anything on the system. If you want to enable this account you can but its not recommended see How to enable root login? For how this can be done and a discussion on why its not recommended. user: These are the users of your ...


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I am really against root being used as a default login. This is a really really really BAD idea. However, in cases where I'm working on something that requires a root terminal session with lots of sudo commands again and again it can get tiring to type sudo. You can create a root session using the sudo -i command and enter your password once. When you are ...


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My understanding was that rootpw just changes the behaviour of the password prompt. Your users still need to be named (explicitly, or through groups) /etc/sudoers. In this case kenneth isn't. Fix that and this should work. On a side note, this seems like a really backwards use of sudo. This is exactly the sort of behaviour sudo was invented to prevent ...


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The command sudo passwd -dl root is for disabling root and removing root password. As explained in man passwd: -d --delete Delete a user's password (make it empty). This is a quick way to disable a password for an account. It will set the named account passwordless. -l --lock Lock the password of the named account. This option disables ...


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Use command with users option sudo mount -o users /dev/sdXY /mountpoint The users option gives rights to (un)mount for everybody. The device node is a special device pseudo-file inside /dev directory. You can find information about your Storage's device node in Disks utility. X and Y are drive letter and partition number respectively. You should ...


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If you want to run programs without using Terminal, I can deduce that you mean only GUI programs. And each one from all these GUI applications have in general an .desktop file located in /usr/share/applications/ or in your user directory ~/.local/share/applications. So to start a program as root you must to edit or better duplicate its associated .desktop ...


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Without a package manager you can download source code. At the website you posted choose "Source Code" and then take the generic one: "Generic Linux (Architecture Independent), Compressed TAR Archive". Now you have to compile the source code. There are plenty of guides how to compile mysql manually. Another option would be to download the Debian package ...


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I think I may have figured out the issue - It has to do with the long password.I think that this should reported as a bug to MySQl and MariaDB developers because on installation you can create a password with over 100 characters but when you try to login to MySQl or MariaDB when it is in production you get the above error. So glad I figured this out after ...



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