This is a fix for the error message ‘[user] is not in sudoers file. This incident will be reported.’ in Debian Linux.
This fix was tested in Debian 8 Jesse however should work in all versions!
- CTRL+ALT+F1 to get to terminal
- Type in ‘root’ for username and then the password you set during the installer.
- Run ‘visudo’
Enter username under sudo. Example:
‘[user] ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL’
(Be sure to use correct formatting as shown in the sudoers file you are editing)
You can also do adduser (user) sudo
I think you can anyway :P been a few months since I had to fix something like that
Or add your user to the sudo group
gpasswd -a USER sudo
Yeah. Just a post-install problem I've had with Debian 8 I thought I'd share my solution to.
Thanks, that's useful to speed up this process!
Another method is to append the user groups,
usermod -a USER -G sudo
The real trick is to install Debian without a root password, in which case the new user automatically gets assigned the sudo group.