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Old 03-16-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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Help with user permissions?-(So i can change grub)


Hello, I have ubuntu edgy, and I am trying to change grub, but when i try to save files in the grub folder it says, "cannot save b/c you do not have permissions" (not owner), I do this, in the only account i have, so what do I do to become the "owner", and be able to edit grub etc.?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:28 AM   #2
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You need root permission. Enter the command:

su -

(that's su followed by space hyphen). It will prompt for your root password. When you are done, exit.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:31 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the help, but I do just as you say, i enter the only password i know of, the one on my user that i created when I installed the system, the only user I have, and it Says "authentication failure", dont know what's up, anyone know what to do ?
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:39 AM   #4
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If you don't have a root password, try:

sudo su -

or

sudo bash

If the prompt changes to a '#', then you now have root access.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:49 AM   #5
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Hello, that gives me root access, but i am editing the files directly in the "filesystem" and it still does not allow me to save the changes I make, thanks, still searching for how to get access, MJ
 
Old 03-16-2007, 12:52 AM   #6
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SRY for making two posts, but is there a way i can edit the file being on root through the terminal, the file i am trying to change is "/boot/grub/menu.lst", Thanks MJ
 
  


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