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#1 kc2dws


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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:35 PM

Hi all

I just installed debian on a hp ze1210 laptop. I would like to run echolinux but need to use sudo command to download and install alien to convert rpm. when i type sudo it asks for password and i get "myname is not in the sodoers file" and admin pass does not work. thankyou

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#2 groovicus


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Posted 17 June 2008 - 10:27 AM

The admin password does not work for sudo. In order for your account to be added to the sudoers file, you need to manually add it. Or you could just us super-user privs under your account, but that is not really the right way to do it. At the command prompt, type in su. When prompted, type in your admin password. Then type in visudo. This will open the sudoers file in vi. Here are a couple of tutorials that will probably help you:
Using Vi
Sample sudoers file

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