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    Angry ubuntu (12.04) root account accidently changed to standard account

    i accidently changed my one and only root account to standard account. now i am not able to do any work that need root permission. please help.

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    Re: ubuntu (12.04) root account accidently changed to standard account

    Quote Originally Posted by tanmoykrthakur View Post
    i accidently changed my one and only root account to standard account. now i am not able to do any work that need root permission. please help.
    Can you go to user accounts and select the unlock, enter password and switch back to administrator again? I don't know if this will work I never tried it.
    Information on my Main laptop. Information on my small laptop Dell 11 3000
    Using a Asus 3632QM laptop with 8gig RAM, 250 SSD.
    Machine Registered 366271, 366273, 366275.
    Registered Ubuntu user number 18630. Registered Linux user number 458093.

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    i solve the problem with help of the link you provide. thanks

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    Re: ubuntu (12.04) root account accidently changed to standard account

    Cool! You are welcome!

    Please don't forget to mark this thread as solved.

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