[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 7.10

Paul Mellors paul at paulmellors.net
Mon Apr 28 23:20:36 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 18:18 -0400, colum.phillips at talktalk.net wrote:
> Hi 
> I have just installed and started using 7.10 so far it is very good
> and easy to use. I am having a problem, I want to login as root so
> that I can change the permissions on a hard drive. I have set a root
> password but it refuses to recognise it.  Any help would be gratefully
> received. I have just migrated from Windows so am new to this.
> Regards
> Colum.

Hello Colum

You shouldn't need to login as root, just login as a standard user and
use the sudo command.

ie sudo chmod xxx filename


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