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Old 31st December 2006, 19:21
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Default Setting Up Samba - Howto Problem

I'm a newbie attemtping to follow the instructions in

Ubuntu (6.10) is working fine - desktop version
I followed p.3 down to installing putty - which I did successfully

Q1- Rights to server
I can access the server I've set up using my ubuntu pswd (but only using the IP, not the name), but when I attempt to run the first command in italics "touch /quota.user /quota.group" I get a permissions error.

- Am I right in thinking that this should command should be run through putty?
- If so, how do I determine the proper user and password?
- Must I be working as root throughout? If so, must I have in somewhat created a non-changing root account, something Ubuntu frowns upon from what I gather.
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Originally Posted by AEngineer
- Must I be working as root throughout? If so, must I have in somewhat created a non-changing root account, something Ubuntu frowns upon from what I gather.
Yes, you must be root. You can create a root account like this:
sudo su
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Default Semantics

To get the semantics correct,
sudo su
does not give you a new account, it just spawns a new shell with an effective user id of root. A slightly (system wise) optimized way of getting root rights is to use
sudo bash
which of course gives the same results. If you really want to logon as 'root', you'll have to assign a passwd to the root uid.
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