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Old 10-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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how to set admin user in ubuntu 11.04

I have downloaded ubuntu 11.04. I have it on USB keychain and on CD. Before I proceed, I would like some pointers on setting up the admin user. I understand and can see where the "root" is locked for security. However, I need to set up the admin user first. Then I'll follow this with using Aptitude package manager and do my wireless stuff. Please
Old 10-03-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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There aret "admin users" per say in linux. not in the black and white sense that it exists on windows. The root user is the one and only "admin" user. However, you can permit regular users to perform administrative functions by altering the permissions of their account.

most commonly administrative tasks are performed by users through a command called sudo.

you can read more about how to grant your account more admin privledges here:

hope this helps.


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