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Old 08-10-2003, 06:59 AM   #1
toddydog
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Question amending fstab without logging in as root


Apologies if this is a really dumb q. I've just loaded up mandrake 8.2 and it's worked a treat. I can access the net via another win xp pc and even my Soundblaster Audigy works pretty well.

Can't wait to learn more and try Crossover office for Photoshop so I never have to use windoze again.

OK, I can open etc/fstab as a user, but it doesn't allow me to save any changes. I'm guesing you need to have root privelages? I can use 'su' in KOnsole and this will allow me to use Console commands as user but doesn't affect me not being able to save fstab when opened from the desktop. Everyone seems to say 'Don't ever login as root' and when I do get a warning saying that 'it's dangerous to login as root using a graphical (kde) interface. BUt this seems to be the only way that I can save changes to fstab.

Cheers,

td
 
Old 08-10-2003, 07:07 AM   #2
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Try su
Then kwrite /etc/fstab
Or just then kwrite.

When you su in a console it simply make commands from that console have root status, not change the rest of your session.

An & after a command means you can run other commands from one terminal, and also try man nohup
 
Old 08-10-2003, 07:12 AM   #3
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Great. knew it couldn't be too hard.
Cheers Proud
 
Old 08-10-2003, 07:18 AM   #4
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