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Old 04-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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Why am I getting student08 is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reporte


student08 is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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Question Why am I getting student08 is not in the sudoers file.

I am in terminal and I am trying to do sudo fdisk -l, when I put in the root password, I get: student08 is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

What am I doing wrong?
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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Cross-posting is against the LQ rules. Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place.

Continue in the other/original thread: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...te-4175458517/

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Old 04-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #4
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In order to do work as root in this scenario you need to type the following:
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su root
and then do things just as with sudo. I'm honestly not sure why this is.....I've always just accepted it.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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student08 is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
If you are a student working on a schools PC why are you trying to sudo anyway?
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #6
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I'm a student, but I am working within VMWare on my labs at home
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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the su root worked for me. Thank you Nbiser. I am working from the CompTIA Linux+ Certification book. working on exploring partitions with fdisk. The book asks you to use a terminal window entering sudo fdisk -l and that is where I ran into problem.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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the su root worked for me. Thank you Nbiser. I am working from the CompTIA Linux+ Certification book. working on exploring partitions with fdisk. The book asks you to use a terminal window entering sudo fdisk -l and that is where I ran into problem.
No problem!

I'm working through the same book.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 04:35 PM   #9
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Nbiser,

Since you are working on the same book....have you completed the lab A-3: formatting a partition with mkfs on page 7-13? This worked fine for me in class, but here at home I am not seeing the lost+found file on my drive2p1.
I thought it was because I didn't create the directory properly, yet when I try to mkdir /mnt/drive2p1 it says'mkdir:cannot create directory '/mnt/drive2p1': file exists. So I don't know where my lost+found entry is....
 
Old 04-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #10
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I'm honestly not sure why this is.....I've always just accepted it.

Sudo is a tool that allows a regular user to temporarily gain root privileges, using his user password. For that to work he needs to be allowed to do that. This permission is set up in the sudoers file, using the command visudo.

There is a good guide how to set up sudo in the arch wiki in case you are interested in the details.

Last edited by joe_2000; 04-17-2013 at 04:43 PM. Reason: corrected typo
 
Old 04-17-2013, 04:51 PM   #11
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I apologize...I posted twice on accident.
 
Old 04-17-2013, 05:09 PM   #12
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I am in terminal and I am trying to do sudo fdisk -l, when I put in the root password, I get: student08 is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.

What am I doing wrong?
What distro are you using?
 
Old 04-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #13
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Nbiser,

Since you are working on the same book....have you completed the lab A-3: formatting a partition with mkfs on page 7-13? This worked fine for me in class, but here at home I am not seeing the lost+found file on my drive2p1.
I thought it was because I didn't create the directory properly, yet when I try to mkdir /mnt/drive2p1 it says'mkdir:cannot create directory '/mnt/drive2p1': file exists. So I don't know where my lost+found entry is....
Are you using the lab book? I don't have the lab book, I'm just going through the study guide, practicing things as I learn them. You ought to post the problem that you mentioned in a seperate thread because I'm not sure where that could've gone!
 
Old 04-17-2013, 05:24 PM   #14
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Sudo is a tool that allows a regular user to temporarily gain root privileges, using his user password. For that to work he needs to be allowed to do that. This permission is set up in the sudoers file, using the command visudo.

There is a good guide how to set up sudo in the arch wiki in case you are interested in the details.
Thanks for filling me in! I knew about sudo, and what it was used for, I just didn't know why my systems would sometimes say that I wasn't in the sudoers file.

Last edited by Nbiser; 04-17-2013 at 05:27 PM. Reason: Typo
 
Old 04-17-2013, 05:33 PM   #15
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[...] I just didn't know why my systems would sometimes say that I wasn't in the sudoers file.
The file, /etc/sudoers must be edited, by root, to give individual users (or groups) permission to run specific programs (or "ALL" programs) aliased as some other user (usually "root").

Since this is your own (virtual) system, you could edit that file to give "student08" permission to use sudo.
 
  


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