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Old 01-05-2009, 04:57 AM   #1
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dont know how to log on as root in the gui - mandriva 2008


i have a hdd that has a ntfs partition on it, and i need permission to access the hdd, how do i log in as root in the gui?
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:29 AM   #2
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Open a terminal, type su (two letters), hit the Enter key, then type the root password and hit the Enter key again.

When you are done, to go back to ordinary user, type Ctrl+d, i.e. keep the Ctrl key pressed and hit d. And if you do that twice this will close the terminal.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:40 AM   #3
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Can't you just open a terminal and type

su

and then enter your root password?
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:40 AM   #4
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i'll go and try that tonight at home, thanx

can one mount ntfs partitions in linux?

the reasone i ask is that i have a hdd that has ntfs partitions on it and in mandriva i can mount it, but i get a permission denied error message
 
Old 01-05-2009, 06:50 AM   #5
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can one mount ntfs partitions in linux?
Yes, one can.

What do you you have in /etc/fstab ?

But be careful: whilst you can read the content of ntfs partition, *may be* it's more risky to write in it. As I don't have one and I don't know what is your system I can't be sure of that though.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 07:10 AM   #6
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You could install ntfs-3g ,,its able to read and write
http://www.ntfs-3g.org
Im on Debian and its in repo..so maybe its in Madriva's

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:58 AM   #7
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Yeah ntfs-3g kicks ass, been using it for about a year now no problems.
 
  


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