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I need to replace my /etc/fstab/ file with another one. But when I try to access I am told I am not the owner.
I have tried (in a command prompt window) sudo NameOfFileManager but I only have a 'file system' generated by (what would be the) START button - if I was in Windows. So I don't know what file manager Mint 7 uses.
The reason for the change of file is that I had another one written that would give me access to my NTSF drives that windows uses C & D. Once I get access to these and then get my Dodo USB wireless working, I will almost be free of Windows - all bar my xl work
You should not be doing this type of system administration using a file manager. Learn how to use the "mv" (move) and "cp" (copy) commands. Or alternativly as pointed out by acid_kewpie, use a text editor to modify the file.
Thanks guys, and yes evo2 I have thrown myself in at the deep end a bit.
Thing is thought it would not let me do a name change or a move - I figured it wouldn't let me edit either. But it's worth a try!
Reason I wanted a name change was to preserve the original file in case as u infer, I tread where angels fear to. But what matters I can always re-install. I have to shut down windows internet & Windows now and open Mint and try - so I';; be out for 15 min or so
if you run "sudo vi /etc/fstab" then it'll let you edit it as root, assuming sudo is functional. if not, running "su -" will let you become root, and then a "vi /etc/fstab" will get you editing no problem. There is NO lockout.