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If for some reason you can't access things via a normmal login, try starting up in single-user mode by typing "linux single" or "single" at the boot prompt. Also, there are some fine distinctions between logging in as root and "su"-ing to root. If you're becoming root via su, try logging in directly as root.
Originally posted by happy hippo concerning fstab i get as root:
bash: /etc/fstab: Permission denied
go figure, then who has permission?
Hmm, as I re-read that, I'm wondering: were you trying to run /etc/fstab as a command? It isn't an executable, its a config file. If you wan't to view it, type cat /etc/fstab. If you want to edit it, do vi /etc/fstab, but if you just typed /etc/fstab, you would get an error.
I've have a similar problem. I previously used 7.1
with no problems. On upgrading to 7.2 I've rec'd
access denied messages, etc. My copy was purchased
from Macmillian Sofware so I contacted Technical
Support. Please see reply below. I haven't tried it yet.
(Oh, and my Linux installation was made on a separate
ext2 partition on the C: drive.)
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Concerning your installation :
You should not install linux on your c: drive, you should rather resize your windows partition and let linyux create its own partitions.
We encounter some trouble with the supermount option.
you will have to disable it :
As root in a shell, type :
supermount -i disable
then you'll have to mount manually your devices :
for instance :
If you have a cd-writer :
Edit this file : /etc/fstab
locate your cd-writer's line (may be cdrom2)
change /dev/cdrom2 to /dev/scd0
save your changes.