Saint of Killers wrote:
No chance you mistyped it? Or your caps-lock key was on when you were setting the password?
I know what is the problem, but I cannot fix it.
The SAME problem happened to me with Ubuntu (Netbook remix is what I´m using but I suppose the regular Ubuntu does as well) which comes with the root account disabled by default.
So you cannot "su" to root from a shell. You always get
"authentication failed" despite entering the right password. The
number of incidents if you do a Google search for "su authentication
failed" is mind blowing.... over 55,000 results.
All why? Because the error message "authentication failed" should
really say "root account logins are disabled". Now THAT would give
users some hint about what is happening.
WHO THOUGHT OF THIS??? Surely Microsª1
The usual response to this problem is to ". To work around this, enter "sudo -i" and run your root stuff there.
Well, I tried, but Blag gives me the finger....
saying my user is not in sudoers.
I fire the text editor and try to edit /etc/sudoers.... and I´m told I dont have permission.
There goes the VM. byebye Blag, you once were good.