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Old 01-22-2005, 07:01 PM   #1
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how to have permission?

I checked some of the other threads but they seem to be even more advanced than my question. I just need to know how to simply change my access to have full permission. When in a terminal I get "stephen@localhost:" I need privilages to make a new directory.
I know it is simple but I haven't used linux in at least 3 years.
Old 01-22-2005, 07:52 PM   #2
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type " $su "
fill in the rootpassword

and you are root in that console

type " exit " to get to normal user again

Old 01-22-2005, 08:14 PM   #3
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make a directory - WHERE ?

within your home directory and /tmp you should already have the mentioned permissions.

maybe this will offend you, but here it comes:

linux file permissions:
Old 01-22-2005, 08:44 PM   #4
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thanks guys for the resonses. I forgot about the $su
I was trying to see my Windows XP drives from within linux but I could not find them anywhere. I am new to this so I am not sure where I should have been looking. I found all the diskdrives (floppy, cd, usb) but no hard drives.
The reason I was trying to create a folder was because I found a post online telling me how to mount the drrives but required a folder. I was trying to make it in /home but I gave up on it for now untill I learn more of the basics I guess. I found the drive I was looking for by using firefox and typing "/" or "/dev" (It was something like that. I just did it an hour ago but Ive been playing with linux for so long today that i dont remember)
I was able to see the directories but it was not like my "home" folder. It looked like an ftp site so I guess I still need to figure out how to have shortcuts to my drives. They must be mounted if I could see them in firefox.
anyways, thanks for the link. I will take a look at it and try to get a better grip of linux.
Thanks again,
Old 01-23-2005, 05:12 AM   #5
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To mount a drive use mount command. If, for example you want to mount hda1 first create a folder named hda1 in /mnt (if it's not already there) and use "mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/hda1". That's the simplest form of this command. For more options use, of course, info mount or man mount.
You can also edit the /etc/fstab file to mount automatically at startup any drives. But be careful with NTFS drives as they sould be mounted read-only.


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