Three Hoary Issues
ompaul at eircom.net
Wed Sep 28 09:02:11 UTC 2005
Bo Grimes wrote:
> 2) I booted into Ubuntu and decided to check out hdb3. Couldn't
> because I didn't have root rights. I tried su. Couldn't Google
sudo fdisk -l
the password is your own password, from the rest of your mail I assume
you have the skills to sort out the file menu.lst living in /boot/grub
sudo -i if you insist on being root
Sudo is around since the early eighties. In almost every large company
it is the defacto standard and anyone found logging in as root has a
permission slip to do so, or may be asked to walk. The chief non
security advantage the ability to check the auth logs for that command
you ran a couple of months ago.
Yes it can be abused, but so can root.
> 3) Hoary still assumes one is connecting to the internet with a
> network, I guess, because it still ships with wvdial and assumes you
> can set it up. I did so with Warty, but Hoary says no /dev/modem.
> The exact same modem that
ln -s /dev/ttyS0 /dev/modem
> I found the answer to 2 on Google under Windows. It's a shame when
> one has to use the kids' Windows install to fix a Linux problem. One
> has to use sudo, but no where did I find this in the Ubuntu help
> files, and it's brain dead to assume one will know it or figure out
> that it's sudo + password of user set during install.
I always keep a variety of Live CDs to hand for such a situation.
Warty also used sudo
Try breezy on 13th October or a day or two after that when download
speeds will be up and torrents will be flowing.
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