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Talk about a newbie, I have about 8 hours under my belt with rh9. Never used linux before. My problem is I cant change the time I have to select a OS. Monitor does not come on fast enough. Just a small inconvienence. I hope this is the correct room to ask, if not direct me to it!!!!!!
Im sure I am in root? asks for root password. Tried doing it in boot when you can select "e" or "c" before actually booting up. I use KDE as the "desktop". Maybe I will reload and see if I can make adjustments there. Could allways use the practice!! And I am blowing away as we speak my XP any how.....TEE-HAA. I am sure its something "stupid" I am missing.???? Side note, got to the folder for /boot/grub/grub.conf and was told didnt have rights??? But asks for root password.???
Thanks for the input
If it told you that you didn't have rights, that's good: you're logged in as user; not root (minimizes the amount of damage you can do). Asks for root password so that you can have rights.
I don't know which text editor you're using, so try this.
Open a terminal window (that little tv screen icon in the system tray) and issue the command: su (switch user).
You'll be prompted for root password; supply it and you're in the shell as root (with all the authority you need to thoroughly trash your system).
Then 'vim /boot/grub/grub.conf' to open grub.conf in the vi improved editor.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the line you want to change. If there is anything you want deleted from that line, use the arrow keys to position the cursor at the leftmost character you want to delete, then press the 'x' letter key as many times as needed to delete all the text you want to remove.
To insert new text, press the ' i ' key to enter insert mode, and type in the changes.
Each line is treated as a seperate entity, so you'll have to do the same thing in each line.
To switch from insert mode to command mode (where the x key works), you must press the ESC key to exit insert mode.
To save your changes, press ESC, then enter :wq (that's colon wq) and press enter. Colon tells vim this is a command; w tells vim to write, q tells vim to quit.