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    root@Tyler:/home # chgrp tyler winswap
    chgrp: changing group of `winswap': Operation not permitted

    GAH!

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    [quote="Tyrannicide"]root@Tyler:/home # chgrp tyler winswap
    chgrp: changing group of `winswap': Operation not permitted

    GAH!

    Did you try
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    chgrp winswap tyler
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    Did you try
    Code:
    chgrp winswap tyler
    yes, input
    Code:
     root@Tyler:/home/tyler # chgrp winswap tyler
    and it's output is
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    chgrp: invalid group name `winswap'
    .....

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    Are you sure the group "winswap" exists then?

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    I wanna make it so group tyler can use the files. That guy told me to try it that way but it doesn't work either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    This is how you set the root-password in ubuntu (type it in the terminal): sudo passwd root
    your password
    desired root-password
    retype the desired root-password
    Then you should be able to su root.
    Didn't need the "your password" line (when I typed sudo passwd root) it automatically asked me for the new root password and the confirmation. Anyway, thanks for the information, it worked super. Funny, last time I installed Ubuntu, it asked for an admin password, this time it didn't <shrug>

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