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Old 06-16-2008, 08:28 AM   #1
Arpita
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Unhappy Ubuntu 7.10 doesn't authenticate with sudo -i and not getting GUI


After installing Ubuntu 7.10 (Server edition), I tried getting GUI by downloading packages with wget command,but nothing worked.Also,after few logins,when i again started my comp,after running sudo -i,i got error saying
<comp name> is not in sudoers file.This incident will be reported.
$sendmail:fatal: open /etc/postfix/main.cf : No such file or directory

I can't login as root and cant make any changes.Pls help.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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Do you really need server edition? If you installed it on desktop, it is better you use desktop edition.
Server edition will not have GUI and hence you will have problems with it if not all packages are installed.
Ubuntu by default will not have password for root. Do it and then edit sudoers file to allow the users to use sudo command.
And if possible use desktop edition if server is not your necessity.
 
Old 06-16-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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This problem is because your user is not in the wheel group and so is not allowed to privilege escalation through sudo.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 02:22 AM   #4
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Hello huwnet and chaitanya.

Thanks to both of u for ur advice.I will now try to do my project on Desktop edition.
I just wanted to know that is their any method to add my user in wheel group??

Last edited by Arpita; 06-17-2008 at 02:30 AM.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 04:05 AM   #5
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I have not had this problem in the desktop edition though I had to edit the sudoers file in RHEL4.
Try installing the desktop edition and still you have the problems then you can edit the sudoers file.
 
  


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