Originally Posted by ConnorMarc
So I typed that and now the cursur is just blinking after the word.
Also, when I ran Ubuntu, (just got back from this morning) the wireless is out. I'm guessing its those damned updates that I mentioned earlier.
Why is this?
This may seem like a stupid question but did you press enter after typing in the above command.
It would surprise me if you needed to install gparted as it comes as standard on ubuntu.
however both gparted and apt-get need root privalges so you need to use sudo.
sudo apt-get install gparted
although I would recommend using aptitude to get programs - its just a front end to apt* but deals with uninstalling better.
sudo aptitude install gparted
to run gparted you should use gksudo instead of sudo as its a graphical tool
both these will ask you for you password - while you type you will get no feedback but just type and press enter.
Sudo give you different permissions and the default for ubuntu is to give you permission for everything on the system. Different users can be given different permission by editing /etc/sudoers there's plenty online to tell you how to do this.
The reason Linux separates up permissions is to do with security
1) you can't accidentally hose your system you know that if your using sudo and typing in your password then you have to be careful.
2)If a hacker gets a account with low permission he cant escalate his power.