Originally Posted by Four
I have a similar problem as I can't loggin as root and don't even know how to save the fstab file.
How may I change the fstab file?
Also an asside simple question. I will need to do programming with this laptop will I need to get a package for g++ or is it already their and I just can't use for some reason. I remember I had slackware and g++ was already their.
Well you should really check out the offical site, as you need to "activate" the root account under the *buntu's. As for editing/saving, in a terminal window
should open it in the VI editor.
To make any changes, you will need to hit the "insert" button - you are then free to move around the file (with the arrow keys) to make edits.
To save any changes, hit the Esc button, then to actually do the "save and quit" enter :wq (yes, thats colon and the letters w and q). If you think you might have screw up in the edit, you can just quit it with :q (colon and letter q).
One thing I will add, is that I changed from Kubuntu to kanotix, because I wanted "a graphical debian" distro, and because I wanted to install some development packages so that I could play with the "plugins" for the gimp - didn't matter what i tried, kubuntu wouldn't let me install the dev packages. Whereas I got them straight away under kanotix - also kanotix (a polished version of Knoppix) is based on proper debian packages, not *buntuised versions.