Vote for new Ubuntu Feature

alex aradsky at
Thu Jan 11 22:32:30 UTC 2007

mtyoung wrote:

>Not being able to login as root user in Ubuntu is a pain.
>The feature I propose is that every time Ubuntu won't let you do 
>something because you're not the root user or owner of something, it 
>should give you the opportunity to enter your password.
>Some features do that now. Make it universal.
Addressing the problem of editing and then saving changes to an 
unsavable menu.list, change its permissions before attempting to do the 
save, thusly

sudo chmod go+rw /boot/grub/menu.list
(If asked for a password, enter your user password).

'sudo' gives the ordinary user the ability to perform as root for this 
one command.

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