I have logged on to Debian GNU/Linux and it appears to be in text mode...
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Normally you need to be the 'root' user to use apt. This can be done by logging in on the root account and running the command, or by issuing the 'su' command, which will prompt you for your root password. From this point on, any command you type will be performed as the 'root' user.
The normal thing to do is use a command called 'sudo', which gives you root privileges for a window period of time, but you can look into that more once you've got things up and running.
on the command-line. You will be asked for the root-password, after you have typed it in and confirmed with the Enter-key you are logged in as root.
Alternatively you can logout ant type root instead of your username at the login-screen. You also have to give the root-password here.
Can you tell me the easiest way to explore the server contents without altering anything? I am a point and click, gui using, linux newbie, that has inherited a poweredge with Linux in text mode. I do not know how to navigate the system, but am interested to see what my father spent a lot of his time working on (this server)...I have login info but no root password. Thank you in advance.
I have Ubuntu running and have explored the contents of the server but now it appears that I need to change the permissions so that I can view the contents of the folders that are locked. Pretty much clueless on this. Please help.