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magicforthesoul 08-07-2004 09:40 PM

Ah! I am so confused!
 
Please, someone help me. I am running linux 9.0 and I want to access the root. But if I try to add a folder it says "access denied" can anyone help me?

jax8 08-07-2004 10:08 PM

You have to be the root user to do this.

login as root

username: root
password: the password you assigned when you installed the system


Then you can make the folder accessible to you user account by changing the permissions of the folder

synaptical 08-07-2004 10:12 PM

you have to be "root" to add a directory in most places, including the root (/). that means typing su in a terminal program like xterm, and then entering the password for root that (hopefully) you created when you were installing and setting up your system. when you're logged in as root you'll be able to make the directory with the mkdir command.

btw, there's no such thing as "linux 9." when you say what you're running, name the linux distribution: mandrake 9, red hat 9, slackware 9, etc. :cool:


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