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Old 10-17-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
fuschiagroan
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Accessing Root/Run?


I have just had Ubuntu installed and need to access the root to add install scripts for adobe flash player. but I can't find it or access it. I have been to the root folder in the file system but can't do anything once there. The folder is empty and I don't know what to do.
Help, thanks
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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In Ubuntu, you do not need to login as root to do admin tasks. As a normal user (if you are in the admin group), you can run Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and put sudo in front of any commands you wish to run as root e.g.
Code:
sudo somescript.sh
 
Old 10-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thankyou!!! That's brilliant, sorted...for now.
 
  


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