I've gotten myself into a weird situation. I just installed Debian on a virtual machine I made so that I can ease into it before I try dual booting. I went through all the set up, and as a test to see if I did it all right, I went to install wine (that should double check the Internet connection as well as make sure my
sudo password is working. Unfortunately, I got the "
wrong password try again" error. After some digging around on the internet I found out the following facts:
- Debian user accounts don't come standard with
rootaccess (that's a good thing).
- There is no such thing as a
rootuser in Debian. There is a user group of "sudoers" instead.
- You can't add anyone to the
sudoergroup without root access yourself.
Given that information, I found out that the one account I have does not have root access and therefore doesn't have the ability to give access (to itself or any other account). So, how on earth do I get an account with root access? I feel like I'm missing something really simple here, but I can't imagine what it is.