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Old 09-02-2005, 11:30 PM   #1
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How to login as a root user i suse


yes, i am a newb, please tell me how to login to suse as a root user?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 11:37 PM   #2
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Well, from the main login page, simply type "root" for username and the password when it asks for the password. If you have already logged in as a non-root user, you can simply bring up a terminal (like Konsole) and type in "su" (which stands for substitute user) and when it asks for the password, type in the root password.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 01:59 PM   #3
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i did that but i am still denied access to both

/boot/grub/menu.lst and /boot/grub/device.map

please help
 
Old 09-03-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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need to access /boot/grub/menu.lst and /boot/grub/device.map

i use suse 9.3 kde

even after typing in the pass word for super user mode
i am stil deined access to /boot/grub/menu.lst and /boot/grub/device.map

can some one please help

thanks
 
Old 09-03-2005, 03:09 PM   #5
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Can you do a ls -l of those files?
Which access do you need?
Read, or write?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 03:22 PM   #6
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what is "ls -l"

i am a true newb

i need to read than write, i need to fix my grub,
please take a look at the folloing thread, which is the core of my complex problem (for a newb)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=359503

thanks
 
Old 09-03-2005, 03:47 PM   #7
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

I have merged two your threads from Newbie. In the future please don't post multiple times about the same problem -- it's hard to follow them to see what's going on.


Your problem may be that the main partition is mounted in read-only mode. Run 'mount' command. What do you get?
 
Old 09-03-2005, 06:41 PM   #8
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sorry for starting two threads, i just though its might be easier for people to see the problem at hand.

will not do it again (cry)
 
Old 09-04-2005, 11:45 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by neouto
sorry for starting two threads, i just though its might be easier for people to see the problem at hand.
In fact, it wasn't. I had to browse through 3 thread to find out you're not booting in the normal way and read-only mount may be the case. Have you checked 'mount'?
 
  


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