Add myself to sudoers file

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Add myself to sudoers file

Postby CarterCox » 2017-12-11 23:38

Hello. I'm trying to run this command:

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub


And I get this:

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[sudo] password for xxxx:
xxxx is not in the sudoers file.  This incident will be reported.


How can I solve this?

Thank you very much!
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Re: Add myself to sudoers file

Postby bw123 » 2017-12-11 23:57

Hi, welcome to the forum.

There is a wiki on that I'm sure, try wiki.debian.org and search for sudo. Also you can search the forum here, there are a lot of good topics to fix almost every problem you will have.

i think they recommend using 'visudo' to edit sudoers file.
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Re: Add myself to sudoers file

Postby RU55EL » 2017-12-12 00:25

You should do some reading at the https://wiki.debian.org/sudo page.
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Re: Add myself to sudoers file

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-12-12 01:04

Or just use 'su', see the manual :
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man su

But then again, if you don't know enough basic Linux commands, maybe you
shouldn't be trying to do anything as root, or using sudo yet.

I think, if sudo is installed, there is a manual for it, I don't remember, it has been so long since I used ubuntoo , and my Debian installations do not have it, never installed it.
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man sudo
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man visudo


Did you try :
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Re: Add myself to sudoers file

Postby CarterCox » 2017-12-12 01:39

Yes! I did it by typing "su", typinfg the root password and then excecuting commands that way. Everything is done now. Thank you all!
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