Because in Debian you're probably not mentioned in /etc/sudoers. If
your user account were frank, going to root using su you could do
echo 'frank ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL' >>/etc/sudoers <enter>.
then type exit to get back to the frank account and type:
sudo -H -i <enter> and see what happens.
When you installed LinuMint I'm going to make a wag here and figure you
didn't put a password in for root and because of that LinuMint put your
user account in /etc/sudoers as part of its installation routine.
On Sat, 19 Mar 2016, Frank Jones wrote:
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 12:15:01
From: Frank Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Resent-Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2016 16:33:09 +0000 (UTC)
I have only been using Linux for a short time why cant I use SUDO on theterminal with Debian I use it with Linu Mint.
- Re: Sudo
- From: Lisi Reisz <email@example.com>
- From: Frank Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>