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Old 10-20-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
davidbix
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Newbie needing some help in Knoppmyth...


How do I:

-Access /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 in an editor? There's no /X11 directory off /etc
-Access display settings?
-Access files on a CD-ROM?

Thanks!

-David
 
Old 10-20-2005, 06:40 PM   #2
zilvis
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hello david,

i have never tried this knoppmyth, so i have only one solution to accessing cd-rom files. login as root (or become super user by typing su in shell console + type your root password) then you need a dir which you will use for accesing files, i suggest to create one in /mnt, but not necessary. i.e create cd so you had /mnt/cd now use command mount /dev/hd* /mnt/cd. *-means the letter a,b,c or d depending what is your cd-rom's state: hda- for primary master, hdb- primary slave, hdc-secondary master, hdd: secondary slave. some distro's need that you add 1 to end i.e. hdd1. this is the most common way to access cd-rom.

NOTE: you'll be able to access cd-rom only as root or super user this way!!
 
  


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