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Old 12-10-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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Default MAJOR Problem: Linux root access

Ubuntu 8.10
I have it installed all good.
Here is where the problem is.
I being a new linux user tried to set up so I had sudo powers on one account. (other then root)
So I tried going to the file system root right clicked > properties > permissions
Set the user and group to another account (mine) from root.
Now (later on) I reboot.

Won't start up.
I went into recovery and I noticed the lines running up the screen and one paused because it was 'waiting for root'.
Which never responded it timed out.

So what I think happened is that the root can't be accessed now because I have sorta locked myself out.


I should mention that on normal boot up my keyboard and mouse did NOT work.

Therefor that is the reason why I was on recovery.

Now for some reason recovery does not start up. (woohoo!)

so now I'm on the grub> command line.




What do I do oh knowledgeable CF gods.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:33 PM   #2
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Default Re: MAJOR Problem: Linux root access

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What do I do oh knowledgeable CF gods.
first time i hear this one lol, CF gods
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: MAJOR Problem: Linux root access

Haha yeah I thought I would add a little touch.


I need the computer running asap.
Anyone know how I can fix this?!
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