I'm new to linux, how do I get into the root and get pass the access denied priviliges?

Asked by dads1948p

While trying to update my dpkg --configure-a. I keep getting an access denied message when in the root folder. I need to repair the Update Manager in Umbuntu 8.04LTS that I upgraded from Umbuntu 6.02. I have changed all of the permission levels to yes for the entire system, to no avail.

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Best Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

try sudo prefix

sudo dpkg --configure-a


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dads1948p (dads1948p) said :

Thanks Bhavani Shankar, that solved my question.

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eva varga (evatony) said :

I cannot even get there

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marcobra (Marco Braida) (marcobra) said :

@eva varga

Please don't append a new question on a already answered or marked as solved question.
Please make new question from here: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion
you will get better chance to get right answer on a fresh tagged "open" question.
Solved or answered questions are usually not read from answering people.

Thank you