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    admin privileges

    Ive re installed Xubuntu 9.10 after a disastrous dalliance with 10.04 both Xubuntu and Ubuntu net-book version. I have a 4GB Asus Eee and because of the hard drive restrictions of 4gb I run the OS on an SD flash card of 16GB. This I believe has been the problem with the later systems. Anyway I'm now trying to access the 4gb hardwired storage chip in the Eee and to do so I downloaded KDE Partition Manager. This won't allow me to use it as it says I dont have admin privileges but I'm unable to log in a root as it rejects my password. Suggestions welcome.
    Cheers Simon

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    Re: admin privileges

    From the shell of your choice, try

    Code:
    sudo kpartitionmanager
    At the passwort prompt, enter the login password of your user account. The root account by default is disabled in Ubuntu for security reasons, all administrative work can be done by pretending to be root (using "sudo").
    Try "man sudo" for further information.

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    Re: admin privileges

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    Re: admin privileges

    Brill thanks for all the help I'm sorted. Back with fully functional 9.10! Cheers Simon

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