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This will get you to the root from command line: cd / If you are using ftp it might go to the root of your ftp (not per definition the root of your system). I would be careful if I was you: in general nobody creates files in "/". Removing needs to be done with sudo in front of the rm and you need to be using an admin account.


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ctrl+alt+F1 will drop you into a terminal where you can log in and restart X with: sudo service lightdm restart You could also just stop it with stop in place of restart. Maybe a silly question but did you you try just pressing enter? Usually the root/admin password and the user password are the same, assuming the user is also an administrator and you ...


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Try changing the owner or the group of the file. sudo chgrp "group name" "filename" sudo chown "username" "filename" But this should only be done, if the file is not exactly required to be "owned" by the root.


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Changing permission for just the file won't do. You need to allow access for the non-root user to all folders in the parent tree of the file in question. This of course is a security hazard. So, it is recommended that you try to solve the "need" of accessing this file in a secure way.


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No Yes Yes All the above answers are only true if you've booted from the GParted Live CD or the Live Ubuntu CD (with which you've installed Ubuntu)


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From a cli/terminal you can use the sudo command to assume root privileges, which you need to delete stuff from your root directory. If you're unfamiliar with cli commands you issue the command gksudo nautilus to open the file browser with root privileges. Do be carefull when deleting stuff in the root directory or you might break your system.


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You need to understand what sudo does. Quoting the Wikipedia page : sudo (/ˈsuːduː/ or /ˈsuːdoʊ/) is a program for Unix-like computer operating systems that allows users to run programs with the security privileges of another user (normally the superuser, or root To explain further, it gives your program access to the core, sensitive files of your ...


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In order to delete a file in Ubuntu, we can use the standard command rm in Ubuntu Terminal. However, there are some precaution, for example about the ownership of the file/ folder. For more detail instruction, please look at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DeletingFiles Good Luck.


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similar question here permission denied for root@localhost for ssh connection answer was By default, the SSH server denies password-based login for root. In /etc/ssh/sshd_config, change: PermitRootLogin without-password to PermitRootLogin yes And restart SSH: sudo service ssh restart


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install fwm or metacity copy .xintrc from /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc to /home/user/ add line to /home/user/.xinitrc as exec fwm or exec metacity edit /etc/default/burg as GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text" restart login with username and password run startx



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