Adding or editing an entry in /etc/hosts
ff809 at ncf.ca
Sat Jan 6 14:37:14 UTC 2007
Rebel Lion wrote:
> See what ifconfig tells you, you shouldn't need sudo for that, you are going
> to have hassles trying to edit the hosts file though because you need to be
> sudo to do it. You are probably going to have to login in recovery mode to
> fix it.
That's the direction I went. Started up in recovery mode through grub, logged in
as root, and cd /etc to drop into the directory. That's where I'm stuck for the
moment. Using gedit in the gnome desktop is easy enough (if I weren't locked out
in read only for not being the owner in that environment) but I'm still too much
of a neophyte to know what command I use to open and edit the hosts file from
the command line as root.
avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
Virus Database (VPS): 0701-1, 2007-01-05
Tested on: 2007-01-06 09:37:22
avast! is copyright (c) 2000-2007 ALWIL Software.
More information about the ubuntu-users