To get root access to my existing account in ubuntu i followed this post. But even after following the steps mentioned i wasn't able to create/modify file or directory without using the sudo keyword.
Then i found one post which suggested that i can change the /etc/passwd and modify my username to match root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash.
I'm sure I'm missing something quite basic here, but I'm running Ubuntu through Virtual Box on my Mac, and so I need to give my Ubuntu user read/write access to the folder shared by the host and guest systems (named sf_VB_Shared_Folder).
I would like to change the user directory for VSFTPD when the user logs in, instead of using the default home directory for them. I was looking at this post: http://serverfault.com/questions/222...et-interpreted.
I am running an Ubuntu server.
I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (using unity) and everything seems to work fine until I try to use a second user.
Once I click to log into another user it takes me back to the login screen and once it finishes drawing the cursor vanishes. After this point the only way to get it back is to use the arrow keys to reselect the already logged in user and log back in.
I need to change password of a non-root user on HPUX. Due to some local policy, it is not allowing me to do so. I need to keep same (previous) password, as that is application user. Can I bypass policy for this time, for this user somehow ?