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  1. #1

    Root Login issues

    UPDATE: I ended up creating a new password and username for my self but when using su and typing in my password it says I'm not in the sudoers file. Any fix for this?
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    Last edited by luckylucious; 06-16-2017 at 12:15 AM.

  2. #2
    Bump, any fix for the sudoers file would be greatly appreciated

    Update: I've tried uusing visudo but I've been denied perms. Any other ideas
    Last edited by luckylucious; 06-16-2017 at 12:19 AM.

  3. #3
    Linux User peteh's Avatar
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    Oct 2006
    Do you remember your previous password? If so try that with sudo.

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    Does the root account have a password? If so, login as root and edit the /etc/sudoers file to give yourself appropriate permissions.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Linux Guru Segfault's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    For your new user to be able to sudo you may need to add it to sudo group. Depends on distro, I have no Knoppix here to check it out.

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    Oct 2017
    I wonder how many people have messed up their sudoers file because of that stoopid error message... you DEFINITELY need to run usermod to add the user to either the sudo or wheel group, depending on distro.

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