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Old 12-06-2005, 08:13 PM   #1
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Question So Many Questions....


Hi Guys seems like a nice lil site, anyways onto the issue(s) at hand

I have Ubuntu, the one that was avialable at computer stores for no cost
i got it all installed, updated, etc etc,

What i would like to know is...
!. how to change file permissions
2. how to get into the admin, or root user so that i can alter files and re-script them as i need access to my Drives, as i plan to fore-go the stress and the PITA that windows is becoming to me

Any Futher Questions i will post in this thread and in this post rather than take up a bunch of room =D

looking forward to your Responses!
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:17 PM   #2
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1. man chmod
2. man su
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by merchtemeagle
1. man chmod
2. man su
Ummm.....ok, LOL i am for lack of better words, the UBER NOOB!, Heh

Is there somewhere that i can go such as a prompt or something like that? i really need my Ubuntu to see the other drives...
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:26 PM   #4
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I think in gnome you need to run the gnome-terminal.
Look in your applications menu for it.

By other drives, do you mean your Windows drives?
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:41 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by merchtemeagle
I think in gnome you need to run the gnome-terminal.
Look in your applications menu for it.

By other drives, do you mean your Windows drives?
YIP! that would be those!

also another thing if i may, i right click and go into the properties and it says that i am not the owner so i can change any of the files and the way that they are written, i REALLY would like to kow how to get into the system so that i can edit ALL and ANY files!

---------->>>>>>>>>>>>Id like to change them from Read only to read, write, ( THE UBUNTU FILES) that is as listed in /etc and /dev and such like that, <<<<<<---------

Last edited by Ubuntu4U2; 12-06-2005 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #6
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Well, first of all, are those windows files on a NTFS partition? You shouldn't write to it then.
The 'su' command will make you the root user.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:57 PM   #7
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how do i use the Su(do) command and where?
 
Old 12-06-2005, 08:59 PM   #8
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In the gnome-terminal (search for it in the applications menu) just type 'sudo <command-to-execute>' en press enter.
 
  


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