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Errors when running "sudo apt update" Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic with Hetzner

It's not an error, just an information after you update your package list. Check the link about what do sudo apt update do. You can try with the hint apt list --upgradable to see the upgradable list ...
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I can't login for administrator access

You most likely have the wrong password. Assuming your installation is quite fresh, and you haven't modified it a lot, I would recommend wiping the partition and re-installing it. Alternativly, if you ...
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How to solve this error `sudo: /usr/local/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set` without reinstalling ubuntu?

If you find a "sudo" binary in /usr/local on a package managed (you are not running something like Linux From Scratch, you are not using a secondary, dependency-resolving source build system ...
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How to solve this error `sudo: /usr/local/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set` without reinstalling ubuntu?

In your error message, it says it is coming from /usr/local/bin/sudo which is not the normal location for sudo on most Linux distributions including Ubuntu so I am guessing that you have attempted to ...
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How do I repair Ubuntu after running the command: sudo rm /*

I suggest you boot a "Live CD" to get a running host. Then find your data. If you find it, copy it to an external disk or another host. Finally do a complete fresh install, and set up a ...
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How do I repair Ubuntu after running the command: sudo rm /*

That command would have deleted all the links in / (and any files if you happened to have any). Boot an install USB, mount the damaged root (change the sdxy to match your system) at /mnt: sudo mount -...
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Default username/password in preinstalled Ubuntu systems

I had the same issue and found this thread useful: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2456500 The default OEM password was password. After that I was able to run "prepare shipment to end ...
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sudo: unable to allocate pty: No such device

PTY(AKA Pseudoterminal) is used for implementing terminal emulators such as xterm … It is involved in enabling the interpretation of passed data in the same way a real terminal would interpret the ...
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sudo: unable to allocate pty: No such device

Remove sudo from the commands.
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System policy prevents writing a disk image to this device

This solved the problem immediately (running as root): adduser myuser sudo Apparently user needed to be added to sudoers group manually.
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How do commands determine whether we have the necessary privileges to perform an action?

The system doesn't just check if you can execute the command, there are many commands you can execute. The OS checks if whether you have the rights to make the change you're trying to make. If you do ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu 22.04: how to add sudo rights?

Well, I just installed Ubuntu 22.10 and had the same issue. However, it appears that the Ubuntu root password is set to the same value as the default account when I created the VM in Virtual Box. I ...
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Why does adding a user to the sudo group give him access to the sudo command?

As you can see, the /bin/sudo binary has the suid bit set as its permissions (Pay attention to the s in -rwsr-xr-x). It means no matter who invokes it, It gets run by its owner which is the root user. ...
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