[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 7.10

colum.phillips at talktalk.net colum.phillips at talktalk.net
Tue Apr 29 21:50:07 BST 2008

 Thanks Paul
I will give that a go.



-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Mellors <paul at paulmellors.net>
To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
Sent: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 23:20
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu 7.10

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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