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Old 02-28-2007, 03:18 AM   #1
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How to Access /root in linux if it says permission denied!!!!

Hi Experts,
I am new to the Forum, can anybody help me with how to access the /root as I have to make afew changes in /etc/grub.conf and it always says permission denied or not allowed.

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Only root (uid 0) has access to /root
Old 02-28-2007, 03:40 AM   #3
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If you're trying to change /etc/grub.conf, why do you need access to /root? If you mean to ask how you gain root privileges, then use "su" or "su -" (without quotes) and enter your root password when prompted.
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Actually, to change GRUB configuration, you need to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf (AKA menu.lst) (You will need root powers for this also)


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