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Can I be given root / sudo access?

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For security reasons we do not grant full root access to users on DICE machines. This includes the use of the "sudo" command. You can get full root access on Virtual DICE.

Usually, we are asked this question in order to install additional or updated software packages. In this case we can usually do this for you, or you can do it yourself as most software doesn't require root access, even when instructions suggest otherwise.

For most other tasks, in most cases we can either do the work on your machine in a maintainable way or advise on alternative methods which do not require root access.

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