The name of the main administrative user commonly used in *nix based systems.

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Please help. My Android tablet has been stuck in booting [migrated]

My Android Tablet stuck in booting. I cannot use it anymore. :-( I think I messed it up with a new app from GooglePlay. All I can do with it is to hold down the power button. It restarts, but then it ...
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How to fix a ruined recovery mode of an Android device? [migrated]

It seems like I ruined the recovery mode of my Android tablet. It's a HP Pro Slate 12 tablet with Android 5.1.1 on it. It's rooted. I wanted to install CWM Recovery to backup everything, but my device ...
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MTK6582 i108 root assistance [migrated]

I am a PC tech. Only just now learning android as I need a larger device to use as adaptive phone because I both tremble and am slowly going blind. I have tried every Root solution I can find to ...
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How to sudo using another user's account password from a script?

I have a bash script running as user, a user account with no evaluated privileges. The machine has a second account admin which has sudo privileges. There is no root password set. The script knows ...
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Script asks for root password even it has executable permissions for everyone

I have a script with name "somescript", which has executable permissions for everyone (755) but when I try to run it with a non-root user it keeps asking root password. I even tried setting to 4755 ...
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Android / linux ignores setuid flag

I am trying to get root access to my chinese x86 tablet. With adb I have root. I copied a "sh" binary and set setuid bit, and from adb it works as expected: 1|shell@x98air3g_c5j8:/ $ which su.sh ...
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deny ssh from all except 1 IP and allow root from everything

I was able to deny ssh to my server from all ip addresses except 1 by entering sshd: all in /etc/hosts.deny and sshd: x.x.x.x in /etc/hosts.allow (ip hidden) but I want to add an exception ...
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How do I break out of /home/reveller?

Ubuntu newbie here. I succesfully installed Ubuntu on a VM on Windows. I am now trying to run a localhost website using nginx. I have read tutorials online on how to create your website in /var/www ...
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I can't be root

My school gave me a dump with different partition, I have to Work on the linux one, it's a open suse modified by the school.. sometimes I need to be root for install stuff with zypper example, they ...
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Why should I really disable root ssh login?

I always read I should disable root login for SSH and login with a user which has sudo. But where is the difference between: ssh root@vps and ssh myuser@vps sudo -i I don't have physical ...
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Music player for Chromecast (UPNP/DLNA)

Is there any good (preferably free) media player app supporting Chromecast, which has ability to directly play files stored on local storage (or Samba share) without uploading them to cloud? An ...
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I cannot su - into my root account from a normal user

I can't switch normal user to root and I get following error: [user2@server1 ~]$ su - Password: su: Authentication failure I know for a fact that password is correct. Also permissions on my ...
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How to Temporarily Suspend Security Policy Checks / Or Temporarily Grant Root Access?

Note: Please feel free to edit the question -- I am having a hard time expressing it! Question: How do you impersonate a regular user--while still retaining admin/root privileges to execute any ...
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Bad DNS records pointing to root servers

I noticed today that there are 4 suspicious-looking DNS A-records pointing to the ISI root server at 192.228.79.201 (b.root-servers.net), namely: [www.]allabouttheword.com: a.gtld-servers.net says ...
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Trying to install rpmfusion thru my OS X terminal- I figured out OS X terminal doesn't read Linux commands

I'm trying to install rpmfusion, but this is what the os x terminal replies. What am I doing wrong? I'm in as the root user. Just figured out that OS X terminal doesn't read Linux commands. sh-3.2# ...
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Can I know what others login via ssh have done and what they are doing on my Linux?

As a root user, can I know what other ssh-login users have done and what they are doing on my Linux?
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How can I find and break connections to my Linux via ssh?

I have root rights on my Linux. I logged in from outside but forgot to disconnect. How can I find and break connections to my Linux via ssh?
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Login as root in ubuntu server 14.04

I have a problem to login as root. My '/etc/passwd' file is like root:x:0:0:root:/root:which zsh .... .... I asked similar question at "How can I change the shell for to original one (/bin/bash) ...
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Linux root SSH permission restrictions

I am using NetBeans 8.0.1 on windows and compiling/running/debugging on a remote host on a debian PC on the LAN. I have set up the NetBeans host as root. I also have it set up to debug using gdb. My C ...
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Can boot partitions have a one to many relationship with root partitions? How much do boot partitions depend on root ones?

I’m doing a project on my Raspberry Pi where I’m trying to have my root partition exist on a thumb drive. Multiple thumb drives, actually. So all I have to do to go from one work space to another is ...
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Yosemite Run Command on Boot as Root without Password

I run OS X Yosemite and I would like to always have the command run, as root, on startup: tcpdump -i en0 'icmp and icmp[icmptype]=icmp-echo' >> /var/vtcakavsmoace/Desktop/ping_information.txt ...
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Linux Ubuntu Password reset

I used the passwd >username< on Ubuntu, and it gave me a list of options. How do I get past them? If I try using the options, it won't let me. Please help. Thanks!
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How do I change UID of 0 from non-root user?

I have set the UID of user01 to be 0 when I created it. Now I am trying to delete the user and it complains "user01 is currently logged in". I check the process list, and that doesn't seem to be ...
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How do i change my display name in Linux without adminstrator privileges?

I recently got an account in a network, and the administrator misspelled my name. Is there a way to change it on my own?
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Apple Yosemite Root Problems

I always work as a root user, and I've been facing some problems: Finder never saves passwords. Icon positioning changes aren't saved. Other problems in strong sandbox hardening and I can't load a ...
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Enable passwordless root login via ssh

As a new task, I need to enable passwordless root login to a server (running Debian 8). As attachment to the assignment I have two files: id_dsa and id_dsa.pub ... Sorry for the beginner ...
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Rooting a Samsung Tab S

I have a Samsung Tab S 8.4" with Android 5.0.2, Build # LRX22G.T700XXU1BOE3. I want to root it, but, knowing it's a delicate process, I don't want to mess it up. I looked around first, and found ...
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Set a specific password for sudo

Would it be possible to set a password different from the user one and the root one? I find that asking for the user password kind of useless and the root one, even more, just give him the root ...
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A Linux Distribution w/ Version which contains Sendmail version 8.6.9

I'm looking for Sendmail version 8.6.9. What distribution (I don't think that matters) or version of said distribution contains the old 8.6.9 version of sendmail. If I'm going about getting that ...
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Cannot remove file from Linux filesystem

I have this file and I cannot get it removed from the filesystem: [root@ad Windows10]# ls -las total 16 8 drwxrwx---+ 2 root root 4096 Jul 30 10:19 . 8 drwxrwx---+ 12 3000024 users 4096 Jul 30 ...
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How do I determine what programs are running with root privileges?

Is there a way to check via terminal which programs are currently running and by which privileges they run?
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Strange “Last Login” ip SSH

I was told to post this here instaed of StackOverflow so here it goes: 2 weeks ago I accessed my server via SSH and noticed that PuTTY displayed an "Last Login" IP from India. Today I accessed the ...
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How do I get the sudo permissions to enable root from Terminal?

I have an MacBook Pro constructed in mid 2014. I do a lot of work on it, and my son does his gaming on it, but when I upgraded to OS X Yosemite, my account (which was the administrator) got demoted to ...
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Linux unattached chroot or directory?

Would it be possible to chroot or otherwise create an unlinked(in the main root file system) directory? From what I understand, the kernel automatically deletes any file/folder that has no link in the ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox guest tools on Xubuntu?

I am relatively new to Linux and have installed VirtualBox with Xubuntu on my computer; however the screen resolution is low and stays that way. I found that installing Guest Additions should solve ...
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how to create a user with root privilege and fix this error?

I created an user with root access useradd -ou 0 -g 0 myuser -p [12345] when I try to su to new user, it's show me : : No such file or directory when I want to connect to that via ssh it's show ...
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Installing software on CentOS without root

I realize variants of this question have been asked before. My question is why can't one have some kind of parallel directory structure where a user w/o root is able to install whatever they need? ...
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All the System Root certificates are untrusted in Mavericks

I have a OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) in which all the certificates in System Root are being shown as un-trusted. List of all available trusted certificates in OS X Due to this I cannot open websites or ...
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Logging into sudo with a hashed password

I am curious as to whether or not I can pass the sudo password prompt the hashed sha512(?) password and log in to root that way. So it might look something like this: [user@device ~]$ sudo su - ...
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Can't run default shell

What to do if I uninstalled my default shell (/opt/local/bin/bash)? I can't open terminal under my account unless my default shell is valid or at least exists. Are there any elegant ways to fix it? ...
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Unable to login Root account in BOSS Linux?

I use EduBOSS_Linux 3.0. I want to Login my BOSS Linux with root account. I try combination of default password root ---- root boss ---- root root ---- boss boss ---- boss root ---- root is working ...
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Reset all the permissions to default permissions linux mint 17

I have somehow messed up with the permissions of different folders on my linuxmint 17. Now I am unable to use sudo apt-get install or sudo apt-get update commands. It gives error are you root? even ...
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mount root (/) again after mistake, without /etc/

I think I accidentally mounted /dev/hde1 to / after formatting another disk with mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/hde1 /dev/hdc1 should be mounted on / but now there is no way to remount it again since ...
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How to run a command a command as root on startup (Ubuntu)?

I'd like to run a bunch of commands automatically on boot with root on Ubuntu 12.04 (for instance a mount) I tried to put them in /etc/rc.local but didn't work. Thanks
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Installation Root (Cern) v6.00.02 with Cygwin

I have installed Root (Cern). Before calling "root" it is necessary starting the X server (by Cygwin, typing "startx"), to allow Root to use Windows. By setup-x86_64.exe I installed Cygwin ...
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AIX 7.1 Create another user with equal privileges as root and then disable root user

I've got a weird, stupid question. I've used linux for a long time, but I know AIX is different in certain places, so my question is if I wanted to disable the root user at least from remote login I ...
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How do I set files and directories created as root to be read and executable as another user?

I'm using Cloud9IDE's SSH workspaces, and for a variety of reasons, we are required to create that SSH tunnel as root. This is not really an issue, however the files and directories we are creating ...
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What's default root password for docker official Centos image

This is regarding Docker official Centos6 and Centos7 images There are 3 separate but related questions: (1) When started using "docker RUN centos", what is the root password and how to find it? ...
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Allow non-root users to execute specific command

As in title - I'd like to allow non-root users to execute specific command, but not binary. Eg: # killall sshd but not allow to kill any process.
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Cannot write to /home directory even as root user

I am trying to create a directory as a root in /home but I get the following error: mkdir: cannot create directory `foo': Permission denied I have checked the permissions by running ls -ld /home is ...