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Old 03-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #16
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Even logged into root, I get "permission denied" when I type the file path at the command line. If I go in through the GUI, there's a red sort of 'no entry' sign and a green arrow (curved upwards) symbol on the 'menu.lst' icon.

A question of terminology; if I type 'su', followed my password, am I "logging into root"? Also, when I'm using the text user interface, am I "at a terminal"?

Yes, when you are using the text user interface, it is the terminal.

And for logging in as root, type 'su -' in the terminal. It'll ask for the password, where you have to give the root pssword ... which is certainly not your user password. Only when you log in as root you can edit that particular file.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 01:13 PM   #17
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I was logged in as root when I got denied permission to access that file. What does the '-' signify after su?

Just tried it again...

[root@localhost Sean]# /boot/grub/menu.lst
bash: /boot/grub/menu.lst: Permision denied

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:05 PM   #18
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I'm posting this from my FC4 machine! I inserted the spare NIC into the server and connected! The problem may have been due to the old card. Still, could someone tell me what the '-' signifies after 'su', since I'm sure 'su' works on its own to get into root?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 06:12 PM   #19
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The "-" with su means "inherit the settings from the account I logged in as". You can see these by typing "printenv" in the terminal. So, if you use su without the "-" the system will treat your home directory etc. as being that of the root account, rather than your actual account settings.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:02 PM   #20
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I see. Thanks. I tried connecting my WinXP and FC4 machines via ethernet but don't know how to get them to recognise each other. Also, re: the Compaq NIC, which wont connect to the internet - is that broken? I mean since the new NIC connected to the internet, but the Compaq one didn't, must the Compaq one be faulty?
 
Old 03-29-2006, 10:59 PM   #21
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Probably. If you want to validate that it was the hardware that failed and not a configuration issue, stick it in your WinXP machine and see if you can connect.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 08:35 AM   #22
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Capital idea!
 
Old 03-31-2006, 01:43 PM   #23
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It doesn't show up in Device Manager, so I guess it doesn't work. Do you recon I would have any luck trying to set up a network with bluetooth dongles?
 
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Do you recon I would have any luck trying to set up a network with bluetooth dongles?
Don't know, networking isn't really my thing. You might want to start a new thread if someone hasn't already asked the question.
 
  


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