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Old 03-23-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
Azzath
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I cannot edit grub.conf file!!


I have logged in as root, but for some reason i cannot edit the grub.conf file.
I have 3 grub.conf files
1. grub.conf
2. grub.conf~
3. #grub.conf#

what might be the reason?

Thanx for your time and effort.

Regards Azzath.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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Are they read-only ? (Check permissions with ls -lh). What is the error that comes back ?

The first one is probably what you want to look at, the second is a backup, not sure about the third.

Cheers,

mj
 
Old 03-23-2005, 01:58 PM   #3
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Quote:
I have 3 grub.conf files
1. grub.conf
2. grub.conf~
3. #grub.conf#

what might be the reason?
your grub.conf is the file you have to edit.

grub.conf~ is an autosaved file, maybe using emacs. Emacs autosave the file you are editing every mmm... 3 minutes┐? So if the computer hangs you don't lose your data

#grub.conf# is also an autosaved file, maybe using another editor like kedit, kwrite or kate...


You can't save the files you edit? mmm.... How do yo enter as root, logging in as root or making su?
 
Old 03-23-2005, 02:00 PM   #4
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I just got it sorted..
I had the grub.conf opened up in another window. Its ok now.
Thanx mj.

kind regards Azzath.
 
  


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