querry: root password!
nikunj.kumar at fermentabiotech.com
Sat Feb 23 03:30:39 UTC 2008
I bought the recently launched HCL laptop which has EDUBUNTU as the
We use 'hcl' as the login user and things work out fine.
We have a file which is owned by the 'root' user under /etc/. We want to
change the ownership of this file and give it red/write/execute
permission to all the users. So the command we look forward to run as a
'root' user is: chmod 777 <filename>
The problem is that when we type 'su' in a terminal window we are
supposed to give the root users password which we do not have. The
guides also do not give any details about the same.
As I also understand in UBUNTU we cannot login as a 'root' user so using
'su' is the only option left.
Any pointers as to how we can get this working?
Kindly cc the solution on the following link also!
nikunjksharma at rediffmail.com
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