Newbie --Admin access problem... HELP!!

Jim MacLeod j75trym at
Fri Sep 9 09:10:53 UTC 2005

Faithful John wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm a relative newbie who's been using the debian sarge.   I recently
> have been trying to install kubuntu on my friends laptop.   She wants
> to use linux as a primary system (she doesn't like micro$oft).
> Anyway, when I was installing kubuntu off a disc, the network
> connections did not set up properly.   Anyway, I have no connection to
> the internet on that laptop and so I am having lots of trouble
> updating the thing.   I dont even have admin acess.   I know it's a
> bug,

Not a bug, just log in under the username/password you used to set things
up, open a console adn type "sudo -i" (without ""), press Enter/Return or
whatever. It will ask for a password which is EXACTly the same one as you
used to log in. Note, this does NOT work for any other user.
> and it's been reported, but I can't make any sense of the advice 
> people give.   Either it doesn't seem to work, or there isn't enough
> information for a newbie to follow the instructions.
> I don't even know where to start to get it going, especially since I
> can't get admin access.
> Selam

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