grub file

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Tue Jul 25 01:45:33 UTC 2006

On Monday 24 July 2006 11:49, Mitch Thompson wrote:
> Richard E. Barmann wrote:
> >On Monday 24 July 2006 10:17 am, Mitch Thompson wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>tommy mcdurmon wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I am using Kubuntu 6.06 and I need to edit the grub file. I can find
> >>>the /boot/grub/menu.lst file but it will not allow me to edit the
> >>>file. What command do I use that will allow me to edit this file?
> >>>thanks much.
> >>>tom
> >>>      
> >>
> >>sudo vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
> >>    
> >
> >Right click on the "menu.lst" file and go to actions in the drop down
> > menu.   One of the choices in actions is "edit as root"
> >  
> Back home, this is known as "more than one way to skin a cat" (apologies
> to cat lovers on the list).

and here are two more

from konsole type
kdesu kate /boot/grub/menu.lst &

You get an input box where you type your user password.
Now you can edit the file "as root".


Press <Alt>+F2.  type kdesu kate /boot/grub/menu.lst

The same steps as above follow.



If your Linux skills are so rudimentary, I would not play with editing grub's 
menu.lst by hand.  That's why Linux doesn't let you edit grub unless you have 
root privileges.

In a traditional Linux system, with a root account and not sudo or kdesu, 
etc., Users with your inexperience were not given the root password to 
prevent them from messing things up.  The beauty of Linux permissions is that 
they protect the system from people without root access, thereby preventing 
them from messing things up.

With Ubuntu's adoption of sudo and using your user password, everyone (because 
everyone is a sudoer by default) can get root access.  That can be dangerous.
If you don't 


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