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Old 09-20-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
firefightin4fun
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editing the etc/fstab


I want my red hat 9.0 system to automatically mount the drive wehn i start up so i don't have to mount -t every time. this is my music hd. I know i need to edit /etc/fstab to make it work and i can see what i have to do but it won't let me edit anything in there. anything i am doing wrong here?
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:10 PM   #2
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You have to be logged in as root.

To gain root privilages in a terminal:

Code:
su -
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:16 PM   #3
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Ok i double checked and am logged in as root
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:23 PM   #4
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Make sure the file is actually writable as well.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:35 PM   #5
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it's writable as well. i don't understand it b/c when i open it i can put my cursor where i want to add things but it doesn't let me
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:50 PM   #6
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ok hold on? when you say "you put your cursor" what do you mean by this?? what text editor/program are you using? graphical or text mode?
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:50 PM   #7
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Are you just clicking on the file in konqueror? Or opening the file using a console text editor like emacs or vi?

If just clicking on the file name in a browser does not open the file for editing. Right click on the file, select open with and select an editor.

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Last edited by michaelk; 09-20-2003 at 09:55 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 09:57 PM   #8
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And we have a winner. i was just double clicking on the folder and trying to edit it when i was already in. That answered the ? though. thanks
 
Old 09-20-2003, 10:53 PM   #9
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Shed your Windows habits. In linux, its not best to "just double click things"
 
  


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