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Old 01-17-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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How come I can't edit /boot/grub/grub.conf or /boot/grub/menu.lst in Fedora 14?


I'm trying to edit grub menu so I can add Windows XP to it.

I tried to edit grub.conf in Fedora 14 but it's impossible: every time it gives an error message:

(gedit:4676): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

**
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Aborted (core dumped)

I can see it when I try
cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
but
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf doesn't work.
Neither does
gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Thanks.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #2
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Are you logged in as root in the terminal?
Try gksudo as user.
Or as user type
Code:
xhost +
then login as root and run
Code:
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
Or use vi or nano


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Old 01-17-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Are you logged in as root in the terminal? Yes
Try gksudo as user.
I got this: bash: gksudo: command not found...

Or as user type
Code:

xhost +

then login as root and run
Code:

gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf

Or use vi or nano

Logged in as root, and ran gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
Got this message:
(gedit:4888): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported

**
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Aborted (core dumped)

Last edited by trien27; 01-17-2011 at 08:05 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2011, 01:55 AM   #4
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Try:
open a terminal
Code:
su -
note the "-"
give your password
type
Code:
gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf
If this fails, type
Code:
vi /boot/grub/grub.conf
Kind regards
 
Old 01-22-2011, 04:02 PM   #5
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RE:

Try:
open a terminal

Code:

su -

note the "-"
give your password
type

Code:

gedit /boot/grub/grub.conf


Thanks. That worked for me.
 
  


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