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January 11th, 2010, 12:43 PM
I have installed the latest ubuntu from the windows installer as a dual boot system. My username was "administrator", as is the default when installing Ubuntu.

When I log in though, I have no administration rights, cannot configure the modem or internet settings. When I open the user management program, all the rights are greyed-out and unselectable. Un then re-installing does nothing.

Anyone can help? Otherwise I love this OS.

Thank you all so much,


January 11th, 2010, 01:34 PM
I`m not sure how wubi works exactly but is it possible to boot into recovery mode. This will give you a root shell from which you can fix this.

adduser administrator admin

or make a new administrative user

adduser james

adduser james admin

January 11th, 2010, 02:50 PM
i assume linux knows what it's doing with me!

thank you very much, i shall try that now. ;):d

January 19th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Thank you, it worked.

January 19th, 2010, 08:55 PM
Glad to help