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Okay, I have my hard drive partitioned into 4 sections: windows XP, a partition in FAT32 where i save my files that I use in XP and Slack, a swap, and a linux partition. When installing Slack, I mapped my d drive into linux as '/d'. Apparently this is owned by my root user and no other user can even access /d. My user name that I want to use as a 'limited' user is 'russell'. For some reason 'chown' won't correct this.
what do I need to do so that the user 'russell' can access '/d' which is apparently owned by the superuser 'root'?
Before you modify your /etc/fstab copy it to your user's home directory first;
cp -v /etc/fstab /home/whoever/fstab
to edit any system file i use vi , you make the call like this ;
then you are in business. you will have to look around on the net and find a tutorial on vi which i do not have the capacity to teach you here...what i did i got a book from the library about unix and eventually bought one. my first distro was mandrake and i also had the user's manual that came in the box.....there was also a chapter about vi.very helpful.
do not let the task daunt you as vi is very simple to use and you only need a few commands-keystrokes. good luck
p.s.=o.k. a few commands=
i to insert a character where the cursor is at.
a to do the same to the right of the cursor
o to do the same below the cursor
O to do the same above the cursor
press the esc. key to go out of insert mode into command mode where you can delete characters using x
to save the file ZZ or :wq (i alaways use ZZ)
to leave without saving :q!
use the arrow keys to navigate in the text.....do not be afraid to press the esc. key when you are not sure...
you can also paste text while you are in vi
practice with the file that you copyied first....be patient .