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Old 07-04-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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Editing lilo.conf & fstab

I cant boot a HD I have and have determined its due to a mistake I made.

When I enter file maintenance mode I bring the file up using VI
but I cant edit it as its always read only.

Changing permissions doesnt seem to help
Can anyone help me figure out how to edit these files?
Old 07-04-2003, 04:44 PM   #2
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You need to be root to change these files.

Also, make sure RCS isn't controlling the files (try "co [filename]" then edit it and then "ci [filename]")
Old 07-04-2003, 05:49 PM   #3
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I did go root but still didnt change.
What is RCS???


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