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Old 09-20-2004, 02:24 AM   #1
Alias5785
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Can't Write to hard drives.


It gives me an error everytime, I can't save, create new files or directories. Any Ideas?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:37 AM   #2
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What error? Where are you trying to write to? Most directories outside your home directory will be inaccesible for writing unless you're the root user.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:10 AM   #3
Alias5785
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What error? Where are you trying to write to? Most directories outside your home directory will be inaccesible for writing unless you're the root user.
So what I really need to know is how to login as root in mandrake 10. When I login there is ojnly the option for me.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 08:26 AM   #4
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login as yourself - go to a terminal (in KDE go to "K" -> System -> Terminals -> Konsole) and there type this command ($ indicates your prompt, may look something like [username@localhost ~]$)
Code:
$ su -
Here it will ask you for you password, which you enter the one you set when you installed. Then *BAM!* Insta-Root.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 01:15 PM   #5
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Originally posted by scuzzman
login as yourself - go to a terminal (in KDE go to "K" -> System -> Terminals -> Konsole) and there type this command ($ indicates your prompt, may look something like [username@localhost ~]$)
Code:
$ su -
Here it will ask you for you password, which you enter the one you set when you installed. Then *BAM!* Insta-Root.
I've already tryed that. No Go. I'm such anoob I don't even know how to install Mozilla Maybe a link to a good tutorial would be in order?

Where in Ohio are you? I'm near Dayton.

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