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I[AM]SMRT
August 3rd, 2009, 10:17 PM
So I was trying to add myself to a group with "usermod -a -G <group> <user>" and I accidentally removed myself from all of the secondary groups I was a part of. Now when I try a sudo command, it tells me that I'm "not in the sudoers file" what can I do?

-SMRT

oldos2er
August 3rd, 2009, 10:48 PM
http://psychocats.net/ubuntu/fixsudo

I[AM]SMRT
August 3rd, 2009, 10:50 PM
I figured it out, had to boot in recovery mode and did:


sudo visudo

and added my user to the file as in:


brian ALL=(ALL) ALL

but then removed it once I changed my groups back (luckily I had backed up earlier today so that I have all my groups back now).