Questions tagged [root]

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

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Remove admin domain in Chrome OS

Hello lovely people of the internet!I would like to ask a question about reseting a Chromebook that I recently got after my graduation a week ago. I followed the steps to go to Developer Mode and wipe ...
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Whenever I type sudo command on my Kali Linux 2020.1 it doesn't allow me to write further

Whenever I type sudo command on my Kali Linux 2020.1 it doesn't allow me to write further. It just shows this message and it stops reading my commands We trust you have received the usual lecture ...
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Unable to connect to root profile or open root console in Kali Linu

I am running Kali Linux on VirtualBox. When I try to login into the root account it just does not connect. the same if I enter a non-root account and try sudo commands. I entered the grub bootloader ...
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How to launch D-ITG application on Lubuntu 19.04 as root?

I need to launch D-ITG network traffic generator on virtualized Lubuntu 19.04 PC as root. D-ITG desktop screenshot I hoped, that gksudo command would be present, but it's not. Is there a way to ...
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UID is root but whoami says nobody

I'm participating in a capture-the-flag contest where I must implement some form of privilege escalation to read the flag.txt file. I've noticed that when I run whoami I get the following result: ...
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Root MySQL Access denied even after resetting root password

I know there are a ton of threads on similar issues where people can't connect using root and need to reset their password to regain access, but in my case resetting the password is not a problem. I ...
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Mechanisms to be root after ssh login (w/o using sudo)

Our servers are set-up in a way, that after ssh'ing to them using our userid ssh my_user@server(I am immediately greeted with [root@server ~]# The command id confirms that, indeed, I am root. However,...
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sudo apt-get update && upgrade runs on root, but not with sudo as normal user

Not much else detail to add. Latest release of Parrot OS, I'm curious why I could only get my update && upgrade to run as the root user, when AFAIK using sudo as my normal privilege user ...
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Upgrade VERTICA --> update_vertica --> Error: setHost called with empty host list

If you run update_vertica and get the following error you are probably using sudo which break the script. To fix the problem try first: su - root Error: setHost called with empty host list ...
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Custom name of root user

Obviously, the root user's username is root. Is there a way to change it's username to something else while keeping it's root powers? Example: Change it to webadmin on a http server.
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Unable to access “sda11” on one system, but can do it on another

Can I access a disk when I use Ubuntu from an external disk? But after rebooting to Ubuntu from an internal SSD, I can't access the same disk. When I try to open this disk, I get the message: ...
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how to run sudo command in kali 2020.1

I know that kali linux 2020.1 does not support root user. but I have following case when I installed it on my pc (i368) it has black screen login, I tried starting lightdm service but failed. now I ...
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Unable to use new VDI with unallocated space unable to mount to UBUNTU

I started a virtual machine in which I am using windows 7 and installed the virtual box and Ubuntu 18.04-3, however after just few setups, with few projects the machine storage quickly runned out of ...
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Installing on a remote machine without being root

I mostly work on a linux remote machine for which I have an account but I am not the root user. I have never really understood what that means for my ability to install things. I know that I can pip ...
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macOS Catalina cannot remove file from trash

I have already tried everything which comes to my mind I cannot remove file from trash OPTION key doesn't work same as sudo rm -rf - says Operation not permitted same using root user.
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how to start a file necesary glibc 2.17 without uid0?

I need a solution or a improvization how to start a file with this error " : /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.17' not found (required by ........ ", i need a resolve how to start or how to resolve ...
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Deleting annoying system sounds in Catalina

I loathe the sounds made when dropping a file into a folder. So for years I've deleted: System /Library /Components /CoreAudio.component (Show Package Contents) /SharedSupport /SystemSounds /system ...
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Become root on ssh client

I'm trying install an agent named cloudamize with a bash script to our linux machines. There is two commands for this process: export CLOUDAMIZE_CUSTOMER_KEY=<my_customer_key> bash < <(...
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Root (0) user running IMRemoteURL

My system is set to sleep after 3hrs. I was away from my machine for an hour, came back and it was sleeping and had to log back in. I looked at logs to try and figure out why did my machine go to ...
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Locked out of Debian embedded device after mistake in fstab

I am working with an embedded Linux device with Debian 9 installed. The device has an internal storage and the option to extend the storage with a sd card. I want to use the extra sd card for ...
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Disable root login on Linux?

I setup a Linux server. I would like to maximize security on the server to reduce any security risks. I would like to disable login for the root account, and just add the regular user to the sudo/...
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Can I flash linux on my phone? [closed]

As a experiment I want to see if I can flash a custom rom of a light weight linux distro such as alpine. But before I risk potentialy bricking the phone I have for the experiment and turning it into a ...
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System Permissions macOS 10.15 Catalina

As Apple locked user access further with 10.15 Catalina, after 20 years using Apple systems I held off on updating as my work requires access beyond what Privacy settings allows in System Preferences. ...
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Access Denied_Just Install MySQL

it's been 2 days and I still can't figure out why my I can't connect to MySQL on my command line. I am on a Mac and installed MySQL 8.0.17, Connect J 8.0.17 and Workbench 8.0.17. I need MySQL to ...
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Running programs with sudo gives Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyCannot open display:

I'm trying to run pcmanfm with root privileges, but I keep getting the error: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 keyCannot open display: I saw somebody suggest export DISPLAY=desktop:0, but that gives me ...
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how to see history of a normal user from root

If I am logged in as root, how will I be able to see history of other users. I tried using su -c but it's blank for history command for example if I run the following command from root root@server:#...
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Allowing automatic command execution as root on Linux using SSH

What is a good setup that allows automatic execution of a command or a script on a remote server with root privileges using SSH? I'm aware (only vaguely for some the options) of the following options:...
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Installing program on Linux Mint - Root password not accepted

I just installed Linux for the first time and really want to like it, but just spend over two hours trying to figure out how to install Inkscape. I finally figured out that I need to go to "software ...
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How to reset root password CentOS Atomic Host 7.X

I know how to reset the root password for a normal CentOS 7 system, in this case I would like reset the root password for CentOS Atomic Host 7, it didn't work with the same procedure for CentOS 7. I ...
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How to disable WSL password?

I feel there is no need for a password on WSL because it is already protected from my Windows account. Nobody could use my WSL without first knowing my Windows password. How can I disable the WSL ...
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Linux-Yocto, ARM: VFS: Cannot open root device “ubi0:root” or unknown-block(0,0):

I'm booting from NAND zImage and rootfs (UBIFS) to the ARM board (yocto-project building). global.bootm.image="/dev/nand0.root.ubi.kernel" global.bootm.oftree="/dev/nand0.root.ubi.oftree" global....
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Is it possible to install and run Google Chrome without root access?

Need to install Google Chrome on a Linux server without having root access. Chrome is needed in order to run Selenium webdirver tests with google chrome. Would this be possible?
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My production server was breached and I found this script. Is it a decoy?

A few days ago my VPS came under heavy load from spammers trying ssh attacks and script injections. I have since added new fail2ban regexps and new security measures for REDIS where it looks like they ...
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How to change root password in kubuntu?

I forgot my root password and all other passwords as well. I can't login. I want to log in with grub but can't find a way to get grub and the 'shift' doesn't help. My version is Kubuntu 18.04. Please ...
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Can nginx be configured to run multiple microservices using different languages under a single domain

I can get nginx aliases and roots to work for static sites - unfortunately I can't seem to get dynamic content to work. Basically what I have is a suite of micro services. Some using the PHP Lumen ...
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How can I separate my work life from my play life in Linux (Ubuntu)?

I am using Windows 7 on a single laptop with the following accounts: an Admin account (for running Windows Update, Windows Backup, and installing programs) a user account for Work a user account for ...
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Access the root in Ubuntu bash on Windows 10

I'm trying to use a program called Packmol using an Ubuntu Bash on Windows 10, but for this program to work I need to move the "packmol" file into the "bin" folder in the Bash's root (I don't know why ...
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No login to linux possible after root password recovery

I hope that I can find some ideas here on how to solve this specific problem that I have: I am supplied with a computer running on scientific linux 7. Unfortunately though, the root password is not ...
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Even after resetting root password through Single user mode in rhel 7. Unable to login with root user | error : Incorrect password

I had forgotten my root password of rhel 7, So, i booted my system in single user mode and remount /sysroot with "rw" permission and then #chroot /sysroot. Then after changing the root password ...
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Setting a password for root in Bash— debian

I'm trying to create a setup script for a fleet of robots. We're running a Debian system, and one of the things I'm trying to automate is setting up a password for the root user. I've tried echo "...
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Is Windows admin priviledge required to install a distribution under Windows Subsystem for Linux?

Activating Windows Subsystem for Linux requires admin priviledge under Windows 10. When it is activated, does admin priviledge still required to install a Linux distribution? Or to get Linux root ...
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TVHEADEND crash - too many open files (epoll and tvhpoll)

From time to time my tvh server crashes and it needs to be restarted. In log I noticed this record tvhpoll: failed to create epoll [Too many open files] I tried to raise the limits and followed ...
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Root account expired

I had a colleague (he left the company) that did a "hardening" on Ubuntu servers. He put the following: useradd -D -f 30 chage --inactive 30 root Which I understand that in 30 days the root ...
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Q: Root user invalid for ssh on alpine linux

tl;dr: The root user of alpine linux 3.9.4 is invalid for ssh unless setting a password. Why? I'm having an odd behavior with ssh and the plain root user of linux alpine. Setup I have created an ...
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MongoDB: Can't drop local database with root user

I am trying to drop the local database in my replica set so that I can rename the replica set, but I keep getting the below error errmsg" : "not authorized on local to execute command { dropDatabase: ...
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In npm, why is there a directory with root priviliges set by default for global packages?

I am currently learning Angular and npm. Today I tried to do npm i -g @angular/cli on my Fedora, but instead having it installed, I saw in the terminal (I have shortened the message for convenience): ...
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How to get around this error when unTarring an archive “tar: Cannot change ownership to uid 1000, gid 1000: Operation not permitted”

When attempting to untar a file in a docker container with: tar -zvxf training.tar.gz -C data/multi30k I received the following error (train.de is a file within the .tar file): tar: train.de Cannot ...
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Root on Kali SSH server

Basically what I've done is installed linux deploy, deployed Kali on an SSH server. Then I installed termux, ran : ssh root@localhost It then asked me the password to login, I input the default "...
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How to enable SFTP but disable shell for root

I already have SFTP for root user enabled on my server but I do not want any user to use root to execute any statements on the terminal. They should use their accounts. I have tried setting ...
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No SSH root login in EC2 instances - What's the real point?

My question is not about how to get it, I know it can be done by copying the key from ubuntu-user's folder to root's one. My question is about to understand the motivation after this by default-...

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