rich at aphroneo.net
Tue Feb 12 22:19:07 UTC 2008
Ben Coppin wrote:
> I've just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and I'm having some problems.
What cd did you install from? The Server version does not have a gui,
or you may have chosen to do a base install from the alternate cd.
> First of all, I seem to have ended up with some kind of minimum install
> - ruby is not installed, for example, and neither is any kind of
> graphical user interface (as far as I can tell). More importantly,
> though, I can't sudo. As far as I know, I only created one user when I
> installed - the user is called ben. When I'm logged in as ben, if I try
> to sudo I get this:
> ben is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
You should be able to boot in recovery mode and run adduser ben admin .
That will add ben to the admin group, which is the sudoer group.
You should also run groups ben . If you don't have a whole string of
groups, including adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev
lpadmin at the very minimum you will have some other serious problems.
> As a result, I can't do anything at all on the machine. I'm guessing I
> must have done something dumb when installing, but I don't know what it
> was! Can anyone help?
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