How to log into Mandrake as ROOT ?
Posted 24 August 2004 - 10:54 PM
I'm a beginner with Linux and I would like to change the permissions of some folders (on another partition) to make them writable (change to 777).
The only way to do it is to log as ROOT if I understand correctly. But, sorry if it does seem silly for you, I don't know how to log as root.
Could anyone help ?
Posted 24 August 2004 - 11:46 PM
The way I usually do something like this is to open up shell console, type "su" to get root permission and then do
"exec /"location of your file browser" and modify your permission. I have only done this with konqueror(KDE).
You can also do chmod +777 /filename or folder. Which will give write permission to all users.
Posted 25 August 2004 - 12:10 AM
Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:33 AM
You are better off making a fat32 partition to share files between Linux and Windows. This way, you can access these files from Windows XP and Mandrake. I would avoid trying to write to NTFS, especially with critical files.
Posted 25 August 2004 - 02:57 AM
writing to NTFS is still dangerous to the health of your filesystem.
last I read about it, the driver still has problems allocating new NTFS space
for files. It's safe only to overwrite existing files and only so long as the
new contents are no larger than the old contents.