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For some reason my main and only user in Debian (Windows Subsystem For Linux v2) is not a sudoer any more.

sudo apt-get install <whatever>
myuser is not in the sudoers file

I know I can add myself to sudoers via usermod -aG sudo myuser but how do that since I'm the only user? Also, If I try to run su to workaround this, my wsl password is not working.

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Turns out you can switch to root from a normal command prompt (cmd.exe)

debian config --default-user root

and then re-add the user to sudoers in a new wsl instance

usermod -aG sudo myuser

finally, switch to my user

su - myuser

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