View Full Version : [ubuntu] lost administration rights

November 9th, 2008, 12:32 AM
I'm new to Ubuntu and was trying to swao administration rights from one user account to another and managed to disable them in both accounts was wondering if anyone could tell me how to get them back

November 9th, 2008, 12:37 AM
When you boot up your computer there should be an option to boot into recovery mode which will get you logged in as root. Then you can enter this to add yourself to the admin group. Just replace USERNAME with your user name:

adduser USERNAME admin

November 9th, 2008, 12:41 AM
hey that's good advice!