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Old 11-04-2003, 05:35 AM   #1
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Grub.config help


i cant seem to get into that brub.config or .ini file because it has a lock on it.. why is that? and how do i get into it?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:39 AM   #2
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How did you try to "get into" grub.config?
You have to be root to be able to edit it.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:43 AM   #3
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i go to the file and double click it... is there anyway to become root for the period of boot time? instead of doing it every 5 mins?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:14 AM   #4
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yeah, you can log in as root.....
if you've got your system to automatically log you in, you'll have to log out, and then type root into the username box, and then the password when it asks you for it.
Then you'll be root till you log out. Be careful now!!
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:17 AM   #5
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how do i automatically login?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:34 AM   #6
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there's an option somewhere in the system settings -> login screen, in the menu
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:35 AM   #7
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cool n00b... thanks how do you knwo so much? whered you learn?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:46 AM   #8
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gimme a break... know so much?? ten days ago i installed red hat 9. before that, i knew absolutely nothing abt linux. Where'd i learn? forums like this and the manual pages.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 09:20 AM   #9
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You'll find life a bit easier if you turn off the gui on boot. So when you log out you go to the command line insted of the graphical interface.

This way you can log out, type "su", put in pass, then type "startx" and go to root in your GUI. I always found it a pain to log into root without the command line.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:17 PM   #10
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how do i turn it off on boot?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 06:53 PM   #11
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As root: in /etc/inittab you have to change some value from 5 to 3, be EXTREMELY careful. (make a backup of it!)

su root #makes you root until you type exit (or ctrl+d)
ctrl+alt+F1-6 puts away GUI, ctrl+alt+F7 to get it back

Also you should try to find some site with the most common cmd's (it got tons, but they are in Norwegian) You can learn a lot from them.

You should learn using linux without GUI. When you get used to it, it's a lot faster. (I'm talking about terminals in the GUI now)

You should try and feel out linux a little more. I remember wondering about how to turn ON the GUI on startup for 2 weeks ago. Google told me in less than 5 minutes
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:30 PM   #12
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thanks man
 
Old 11-06-2003, 04:30 AM   #13
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i cant seem to open the grub.config file still .... I go into the folder and right click "open terminal" then type su - and my p/w. it sys im root and then i go back into the folder and i cant open it.. i cant open alot of files and folders cause it says i dont have the proper permissionz.... Am i doing this right? by going into the "open terminal here" command. ?
 
Old 11-07-2003, 02:56 AM   #14
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........
 
Old 11-07-2003, 03:08 AM   #15
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just be a super user and then press ctrl-alt and f2 and type ur user name as root and give the pasword when prompted for it.... then type the following command...
ls -l /etc/grub.conf
check whether the left end shows something like this
-rwx------ {other details}
if it's so then u can edit now....
 
  


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