Ubuntu Mount of root filesystem failed...

After a pretty easy Karmic/Win7 dual boot install I am suddenly having a problem - when I try to boot I get :"Mount of root filesystem failed. A manteinance shell will now be started. Control-D will terminate this shell and reboot" or something to that effect.It is difficult to isolate cha ...

Ubuntu expanding the root partition using Gparted live CD

my ubuntu 8.04 root partition is about 20 GB,and next to it lies 10 GB of free space.i tried using the Gparted live CD to merge the two to enlarge the root partition to 30 GB.but,there wasn't any option for expanding or growing the ext 3 root partition.how do i use the live CD then to do this? ...

What does Ubuntu add to root?

I last did a clean install for Feisty - at that time, 7Gb was the required space for root, and I allocated 10Gb. I ran upgrades for Gutsy and Hardy. My root partition is now full, and I need to repartition before I upgrade to Intrepid. The current requirements seem to be only 8-10Gb. What does Ubunt ...

Ubuntu ssh as root for backup

I am using rdiff-backup to backup my desktop to a server. The server initiates the backup nightly via ssh. My problem is that the server needs to ssh into the desktop as root so that it has read access to all files that it is backing up. When I allow the server to ssh in as a regular user, it can't ...

Ubuntu Who is root?!

I have a question:Who is root?What I am trying to ask is: on my computer, root has access to everything - so, if I store some documents on a usb HD and set root as owner; does that mean that my PC root account has access or does that mean that every ubuntu / linux PCs root account has access? :confu ...

Ubuntu sudo takes root password or current user password?

I thought su command is to execute command via root account. But after I installed fresh ubuntu, I changed root password. I used regular account to do:sudo /etc/init.d/...I putted in root password, but it rejected. I found that it takes current account password, not root.I was supprised, why is that ...

Ubuntu ssh/sudo/root access

this is a question about ssh/sudo, if anyone knows a more appropriate place for this (instead of the general forum) please let me know, I'll post there.I need to execute a script on an ubuntu-server with root rights. With my old debian-box, using putty, this was a one-click operation from windows.[l ...

Ubuntu grub > invalid root specified

I cannot boot into Ubuntu. A thing called LVM says i did not specify the correct root. I'm overlooking something, but i cannot find out what it is.menu.lst:# grub.conf generated by anaconda## Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file# NOTICE: You have a /boot partitio ...

Ubuntu CUPS Remote Root Login Refused

From remote PC on the LAN it is possible to access CUPS web management interface. When trying to perform administrative functions am prompted for a username and password, but get the message: "UnauthorizedAdministrative commands are disabled in the web interface for security reasons. Please use ...

Ubuntu 10.10 Root File Error

Hey, I'm completely new to Ubuntu. I followed the instructions here: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/windows-installerI had a successful installation of Ubuntu 10.10 with no problems, and when I start my computer, I have the option between Windows Xp Home Edition, and Ubuntu, as I should. S ...

Ubuntu printer driver root

I'm installing a printer driver and it is asking for the root password i'm useing ubuntu 10.04 lts printer x7675 lexmark. ...

Ubuntu Problem with root permissions / file renaming

Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 on Asus eee 1000HA netbook, Ubuntu experience fairly limited.A while ago i moved to chrome from firefox. I was using an extension on FF called "scrapbook" which saves the components of a webpage into a folder along with an 'index.html' file which i assume puts it all ...

Ubuntu editor for root crontab

Ubuntu Community:How do I change the default editor for root crontab? ...

Ubuntu changing to root

how do i log on as root in ubuntu or fedora? ...

Ubuntu Boot error, root device

I've searched this and tried the only solutions which have made sense to me but it's still not working.First time installing xubuntu on a fresh formatted hard-drive I get this on boot:Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)- Check rootdelay= (did the system w ...

Ubuntu Grub2 - change root partition

Firstly, I'm not quite sure on the terminology for what I'm asking, as the extent of my knowledge on the subject a couple of hours ago was next to none... So apologies if it is misleading, I will try to explain what I actually mean (if it is different) now. This has also hindered my searching of the ...

Ubuntu mysqladmin -u root password

I'm install mysql with apt-get install mysql-server mysql-cliebt5.1 on my ubuntu 9.10to ser the root password I enter mysqladmin -u root password I get ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)I can't find an answer anywhere. please help! ...

Ubuntu web server root and subdirectories

I just downloaded a Ubuntu LAMP jumpbox to work with on vmware's player. This is waaayyy cool!:-) I have a php voice app i want to move over from one of my other servers. I did this--creating a subdirectory tree under the /var/www/ web server root. So i have this app sitting under /var/www/voice/dem ...

Ubuntu Wireshark as root

Ubuntu 9.10The Wireshark package installs as a user program and when selected from the menu, cannot see any interfaces - fairly uselessEdit the menu command entry to:gksu -u root /usr/bin/wiresharkWhen selected you will be prompted for password and a pop up box will appear BEHIND (annoying!) the wir ...

Ubuntu sudo access root

I'm new to ubuntu and after setting up apache+mysql+php and ioncube that work 100% i have a problem with the php application who states the following error:SUDO is not setup for root access! ...

Ubuntu Increasing the root disk quota

I have installed my first ever linux on a laptop via the windows installer.I have hit the 30G limit that I entered when I set up Ubuntu. My diskpartition is 40G. I am trying to use resize_reiserfs to add another 10G, but I cant seem tospecify the correct drive root.Im not even sure if this is what I ...

Ubuntu sudoers and root | change username issue

Q.1- My Ubuntu 8.04 box has only one user (username: user) with a sudo password (p@ss) this username/password is created during Ubuntu installation process.How to add a new user account(admin) with a password (Newp@ss) and prevent the user(user) from using sudo command.(i.e; - Current State: "u ...

Ubuntu Booting in root without pwd prompt

HiIs it possible to make Ubuntu boot and automatically login as root withoutprompt for password ? ...

Ubuntu after renaming root account i am not able to access it

i am using ubuntu ultimate version and i had renamed the root account..e.g. by "asd" using the command - # usermod -l asd root successfully root account had been renamed by asd but i am neither able to access new account "asd" nor original accont "root".when i use sudo ...

Ubuntu "sudo passwd root" doesn't prompt for new password

I just installed VMWare Server 2 on my fresh install of Ubuntu 8.10. In the tutorial I was following, they recommended running the "sudo passwd root" terminal command, to change and update the root password, as that is the credential needed on your local machine to log into the VMWare Serv ...

Ubuntu What is root

Please i just installed ubuntu 8.10, im tryin to get it to surf with my mobile phone as a modem, i was told to edit the wvdial.conf file bit i cant it tells me i dont have do not have permmision to do so, so wall posts said i should open it as root. Please how do i do that... ...

Ubuntu user as root

I just installed ubuntu 8.04 and was wandering if for 1 person is it ok to set up just 1 user or should i set up 1 for admin and the other for day to day use for better security or in linux is there already a root user? ...

Ubuntu Sudo aka Root How do I get there, Crossover Issues

I had some problems with Wine and Crossover. I left Wine installed when I installed Crossover. Don't know if that is a good or bad thing. :)I tried to find this myself without posting a new thread but with the thirty million already here about root, that's a bit tough. :)Can I log in as sudo? Or Do ...

Ubuntu files in root

i'm a newcomer with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron - dualboot with GRUBVista and Ubuntu.I have this two shortcuts in the root (initrd.img and vmlinuz) and i wish to know why i can't delete them.The target files are in /boot !Sorry for my very bad english but it's not my mother-language !Can someone please ...

Ubuntu login as root issues

How come I cant login as root. I have installed an application through the terminal and cant access it through the browser. browser says "dont have permission to view this page" Because all the files are sitting on root, and cant put it on any users till I login to the application from the ...

Ubuntu changing to root -- this has to be easy, right?

Hi, everyone. I know this must be the most naive of questions, but it has me stumped. How do I become root in Ubuntu?I have a memory stick onto which I've copied some folders and files. Now I want to delete them, but I cannot. Neither can I change the names. I can only add to the memory stick.So I l ...

Ubuntu Swap /home / root Partitioning advice

k, I kinda always wanted to look into this but due to my busy schedule I never got the chance. So I was wondering about partitions in linux... I know that a hard drive can only have a maximum number of 4 partitions right?when installing a linux Os we need to create a swap partition right, that's one ...

Ubuntu login as root

How can I log in as root in Ubuntu? ...

.Trash-ubuntu folder on root level of windows C: drive

I'm running a windows XP rig at work. Recently things have gotten weird. Microsoft Office apps refuse to open, telling me there are missing DLLs, and the same thing yesterday with winamp not starting citing a missing DLL. On the root level of my C: drive (windows only; i'm not running ubuntu on this ...

Ubuntu Mount point root privileges

After installing Hardy, I was able to mount and unmount /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda2 (which are my windowsXP and my archive partitions, both NTFS) fine. Wanting to learn more I decided to start playing with the mount and umount commands in terminal. Problem is that now I can only mount /dev/sda1 as root. ...

Ubuntu Getting Windows root for GRUB

Hi, I know there are many tutorials on fixing the GRUB but none so far have solved the problem. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.I have three drives: two internal SATA and one external hard drive. Below is the result of sudo fdisk -l:Disk /dev/sda: 250.0 GB, 250059350016 bytes255 heads, 63 sec ...

Ubuntu Logging into root

I am new to Ubuntu 8.04. I have two questions. First is, how do I log into root? When I try to update ClamAV, it say I must be logged in as root. I tried to enable root but I can not get it to work. Second is, when I boot up, I get a message stating my BIOS is to old. It is an older computer, pre 19 ...

Ubuntu What is root and user?

Yep I am a linux noob lol.Was playing around with Ubuntu a few days ago trying to configure all my hardware when I found out that some things wouldn't install unless I was on root (su - root).So whats the point of this? Can't I just login as root on the login page?Should I just install everything wh ...

Ubuntu Trouble Mounting /root/dev /sys and /proc on boot.

My system has been having some trouble booting lately. When I go start the system it loads the boot list from grub and after I have selected the kernel to load it trys to mount the partitions for a minute then gives me this error:mount: mounting /dev/sdf1 on /root failed: no such devicemount: mounti ...

Ubuntu MySQL missing root user

I'm having a strange time trying to install MySQL on my Ubuntu server - using sudo apt-get install mysql-serverit installs ok, and prompts me for the root password during the install, but then when I try to use the client withmysql -uroot -pIt denies me access. If I run using --skip-grant-tables (as ...

Ubuntu wubi install root password

I have installed ubuntu 10.10 via wubi. What is the root password? There was no request for a root password during the installation. ...

Ubuntu volume "filesystem root" has only 25mb space remaining

I'm getting an error message that something along the lines of "volume "filesystem root" has only 25mb space remaining". what do i do? how do i increase the volume size so i never have to worry about it again? i havent been very successful in finding an answer here. I'm quite the ...

Ubuntu Issues With ROOT Account

Have just installed Ubuntu 10.10 (it was an online install as my CD/DVD drive is inoperable) and I am so pleased with it - absolutely great!!!):PHowever, I appear to have a problem with the ROOT (superuser) account as, responding to package upgrade notification, I attempted to upgrade the system and ...

Ubuntu Resizing both Root and Home Partitions

I realize a lot has been discussed on this subject so forgive me if I am asking things to be repeated; I did a search but only found information on resizing one partition.What I want to do is enlarge both my root partition by about 10 GB and also enlarge my Home partition by about 45 GB. I realize t ...

Ubuntu resize entire /root (root.disk) virtual disk space...

I'm running out of space in wubi. Online wubi help didn't help much since they suggest creating extra virtual disk space(similar to having a diffrent partition i guess) . None of them speak about increasing the size of /root disk space(or root.disk). I store all files in space shared with windows or ...

Ubuntu Change apache2 root

I followed this guide (http://ajopaul.com/2010/05/01/ubuntu-apache2-change-default-documentroot-varwww/) to change my default apache2 root directory and when I access http://localhost I get no problems. But when trying to access individual files in the folder, such as http://localhost/phptest.php, I ...

Ubuntu 10.10 root mount failure

Help, I was watching top gear on my computer, fell asleep, woke up... then all my icons had X's on them, the computer stopped responding. I tried to reboot, nothing happened. I hit alt+ctrl+f1 to try to boot from there, a session never started. I had to hard reset, then trying to boot back up, there ...

Ubuntu External Disk Root Access

Please help. Somehow my external disk drive which I use in conjunction with my desktop environment is required by Ubuntu (10.04 LTS) to be mounted as root. When the machine is loading (and shows Ubuntu and the loading dots) it asks if I want to mount my external drive or skip the step. If the drive ...

Ubuntu Squashfs for root file system on embedded PC

Recently, I've been tasked with getting Ubuntu up and running on one of these:http://www.eurotech.com/en/products/embedded+boards/pc104+cpu+modules/ISISI've been able to spend some time with a development kit for it recently and it's a neat little system. My big problem at the moment is that the uni ...

Ubuntu how much root space is needed?

I am going to create an ubuntu partition just over 200GBI have 4 GB RAM, so I am going to create 4GB swapThen I am going to separate the remainder into root and homeIs 10 GB of root enough?(btw, it's going to be lucid) ...