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Old 02-01-2006, 06:20 AM   #1
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Question problem in creating a drive accessible to both windows and linux

I am using Ubuntu 5.10
I tried to make a folder accessible to both windows and linux

its giving the following error when i typed the required commands

root@pogo:/home/sunil# sudo mkdir /media/save
root@pogo:/home/sunil# sudo cp /etc/fstab /etc/fstab_backup
root@pogo:/home/sunil# sudo gedit /etc/fstab

(gedit:8968): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

and showing the following file

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.
# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/sda11 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
/dev/sda12 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
/dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0


the drive which wanted to share between windows and linux OS's is FAT32 format. So whats the problem ?? Plz help me

Last edited by sunnydayzrback; 02-01-2006 at 06:22 AM.
Old 02-01-2006, 06:35 AM   #2
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The problem was in launching the gedit program. From what you posted, it looks like you already su'd to root, so you don't need to use sudo to launch commands as root. Sometimes, root isn't allowed access to the X screen. If that is the case, see if you have the program "sux". Using "sux" instead of su will allow the root user to launch GUI programs. Another way is to use the kdesu program, but I don't know if you have kde installed. Another option is to use a console based editor such as vim or emacs. You will need to learn a little bit about using vim if you want to edit the "sudoers" file ( which requires using the "visudo" program ).

You will want to identify the drive or partition that you want mounted. The "fdisk -l" command will help there.


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