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Old 08-16-2010, 12:10 PM   #1
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Can't Execute Commands as sudo Nor Access Sudoers File in Mandriva 2010.1


Hi everybody, since a recent upgrade to Mandriva 2010.1 I am not able to 'sudo' as administrator or when I use the 'root' password. I am the only user on this machine (Dell Inspiron 530S multi-booted with Window's Vista Home Premium, Ubuntu 10.4, and Mandriva 2010.1). I can get into the 'Manage Users' section of the control center by authenticating as 'root' but I can't access 'sudoers file' from command line. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 08-16-2010, 12:30 PM   #2
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have you tried the command "su" to drop into root?
 
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:23 PM   #3
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Actually, you'll need
Code:
su -
the '-' gives you root's env inc $PATH; otherwise you retain your own even though logged in as root.
The cmd to configure sudo users is

visudo

as root etc..
 
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:52 AM   #4
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Thank you lukav and chrism01, I'll try it and will report back.
 
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Thank you all for your help. 'su -' worked great. I'm now studying 'vim tutorial' so I can learn to edit files. I really appreciate your help. Thanks again.
 
  


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