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Old 08-24-2003, 03:50 PM   #1
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Total newbie to Linux needs help. Please

Trying to install Afterstep. Can someone please explain to me how as if I were an 8 year old.

And I'm the only user on my Comp. How can I gain access to everyting. When I try to copy something to root (/) I get a message telling me I don't have permission.

Thanks In Advance For your Help.

Old 08-24-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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Sorry for posting in wrong board. Going to newbie section.
Old 08-24-2003, 04:05 PM   #3
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Okay, I dunno about AfterStep, I tend to use KDE or GNOME for my window manager... I have used AfterStep, and didn't find it super-hard to install or use... but it's been quite a while.

As to "getting access to everything" you MUST be "root user" on your system (Login root and whatever the appropriate password for that user is).

Caveat: Do not "make a habit" of signing in anywhere as root for anything other than administrative purposes (installing software systemwide, fixing problems with users, compiling code if you choose to do that and installing what you compile)... A good "rule of thumb" is, "anything you can do as some other user do do as some other user." For example, I do my best never to surf the web as root (I try not to log in to my graphical user interface as root at all if I can avoid it... I may be being overprotective, but, better safe than sorry, besides, most graphical programs for doing things like user management will ask for the root password if you're not logged in as root.

As far is AfterStep is concerned... what seems to be the problem?
Old 08-24-2003, 07:31 PM   #4
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I you only want to access a local storage without enter become root everytime you want to access it.

1. become root or type "su -", then enter your correct password.
2. type "gedit /etc/fstab" in the command line.
3. as it a text editor appears, add "umask=000" to the line which was in charge of your storage disk.

Here is a example.

gedit /etc/fstab

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat defaults 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6 vfat defaults 0 0

after you add "umask=000" to that line.

Mine should looks like

/dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat defaults, umask=000 0 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/hda6 vfat defaults, umask=000 0 0

Good luck to you, if this helps


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