In many FIPS 140-2 certificates, Windows must be placed into FIPS 140 mode as well as run in "single user mode". I am familiar with the local/group policy objects to enable FIPS mode. However, "single user mode" is almost always written in quotations (as I have done).
I'll get straight to the problem, which is quite urgent, so I hope someone here will be able to help me :)
I'm administrating a big Ubuntu 12.04 server, and my user recently lost sudo rights to this server. I was the only admin on this server, and don't have physical access to the server, so I can't use recovery mode to fix the problem.
I'm writing an application which reports back readings from CPU temperature sensors, and the fan speed monitor. However, according to the Intel documentation on PECI, the instructions required must be run in ring 0 mode, i.e.
According to http://www.linfo.org/kernel_mode.html in paragraph 7:
When a user process runs a portion of the kernel code via a system call, the process temporarily becomes a kernel process and is in kernel mode. While in kernel mode, the process will have root (i.e., administrative) privileges and access to key system resources.