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    added standard users, now can't find root

    I had one account, "fred". I used account manager to create three new standard accounts, A, B, and C. Now "fred" is a standard account and I can't figure out how to regain root access. When I try to sudo to get myself out of this fix, it tells me that fred is not in the sudoers file.

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    Re: added standard users, now can't find root

    Hi ,

    Did you convert Fred to a user by using the same name ? Meaning Fred administrator is now Fred user.

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/70236...n-command-line
    Last edited by Frogs Hair; July 4th, 2013 at 10:46 PM.
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