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Old 01-09-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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Ubuntu root

I just installed ubuntu and on the desktop i noticed an icon to access the primary partition where my windows files are. That is where i have all of my music and crap, and i'd like to use that stuff in linux as i'd like to become completely devoid of windows. Anyway i'm set at the admin (obvi) but when i click on the icon for the first partition it says i don't have access. I logged out and tried to login at root, but i didn't set anything up as root and therefore don't have a password for it. Shouldn't my login as admin give me access to this partition?
Old 01-10-2006, 12:07 AM   #2
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What does /etc/mtab say?

This is the file that shows which partitions are mounted.

The /etc/fstab file will tell you what partitions are setup and how the system will use them.

You can use the terminal applicaltion: Applications -> Accesories -> Terminal

$ cat /etc/mtab
$ cat /etc/fstab

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first thing to do in Ubuntu is to enable the root user (To be like every other Linux distro---and to be true to the legacy of Unix....
Seriously, not having a root user by default is just about the only flaw in my favorite distro.
In a terminal:
sudo passwd root
enter YOUR password at the prompt, and then enter the new password for the root account.
In System ---> Administration, select login screen setup. Under security, click the box to allow root to log in.


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