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Old 08-23-2009, 09:00 PM   #16
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should be a menu item called terminal. click on it and in the window type what has been mentioned before. have to know roots password
Old 08-23-2009, 11:59 PM   #17
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How do I open the editor with root privileges?
open a shell terminal like konsole, xterm or term and type....Icon looks like a monitor-screen
sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
replace vi with your favourite editor program name (it must be installed)

If sudo does not work for you, type....
su (enter root password)
vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
cheers Glenn
Old 08-24-2009, 08:55 AM   #18
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OK, I don't think I will get any more help here.
I give up. I just want to restore my system to the point it was before I install Linux and I promice I will never touch Linux again.
Sorry, I wrote it before I read the two last posts; I'm getting frastrated!

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:43 PM   #19
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Good luck!

Your only mistake was installing GNU/Linux with the other(M$-windows) harddrives detached.

All this has done is change the boot order.

If you can still boot window$, all is not lost.

Before you try again, read the install readme, have at least one partition available

and don't change the system specifically for installing GNU/Linux, it really is smarter than winblow$.

Any other questions, just ask.



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