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Old 03-02-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
hamarsha
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How do I escalate my admin privileges to Root using Ubuntu Desktop


I have given myself admin privileges but I don't have root privileges.
Is there a way to do this using the GUI.

I am able to su to root using terminal and do anything I want, but would like to drag and drop without having to go to Terminal and run
commands
 
Old 03-02-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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You really shouldn't do this but you can start a sudo -s session , and then launch the program. YOU SHOULD NOT RUN PROGRAMS AS ROOT!! I recommend using wild-cards with mv or cp. What are you trying to move and where ?
 
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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You can also run gui tools using the gksudo utility (from a terminal session).
 
Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by hamarsha View Post
I have given myself admin privileges but I don't have root privileges.
Is there a way to do this using the GUI.

I am able to su to root using terminal and do anything I want, but would like to drag and drop without having to go to Terminal and run
commands
Giving a regular user unrestrained privileges makes your system vulnerable to malware, just like Windows. Don't do it. Run with normal privileges, and use sudo/gksu for anything you *must* do as root.
 
  


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