More information on Server issues

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Thu Jan 26 18:03:25 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 09:08:07AM -0600, Dr. Mikeal Hughes wrote:
> I am trying to find out some specific configuration for OpenSSH. I
> recently had my Ubuntu Server crash. Turns out my backup the boot
> sector was the wrong type UEFI instead of BIOS so I couldn't restore
> and get it to work. So I had to reinstall the Server plus decided to
> upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04. Anyway I have 4 issues I need to resolve.
> 1. When I try to SSH into the server I get unable, to connect with
> server, please try again later.

I already made a suggestion in your previous thread about how you could
get more information on this.

> 2. For some reason setting at the Server I can only do things if I am
> the root user. Sudo doesn't work.  My account is an administrator.

What exactly does sudo say?

> 3. Even from root I can't get to the root directory by cd / to be able
> to edit my php.ini file to increase maximum upload limit for
> wordpress.  I am thinking I need to run chmod on the root directory
> and set my permissions to say 755 to get to the php.ini file(?).

That sounds quite confused; php.ini should not be in your actual root
directory.  Normally the "root" visible from an FTP or a web server is
not actually the root of the server's file system, but a "virtual root"
somewhere underneath that.  If you're poking at it directly then you
need to determine where that is.

> I am not sure how to put my user macmike in a group where I can use
> sudo.

I already gave you instructions for that in your previous thread.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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