Can't sudo

Karl Larsen k5di at
Tue Feb 12 22:53:42 UTC 2008

Ben Coppin wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just installed Ubuntu for the first time, and I'm having some problems.
> 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.
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Ben
    Hi Ben I think your ben login may not be complete. You must have a 
password for ben so you can log in. I would go to System Administration 
Users and groups and check both your ben user and give root a password 
you know. Now your better off :-)



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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