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  1. #1

    How to boot Knoppix as Root

    Hi folks,

    Knoppix 3.8.2

    1) How to boot Knoppix as Root? Each time at promp-boot: pressing [Enter] will boot Knoppix/KDE as User. Data on Hard Drive could not be read with all applications as User. To read Data with an application I have to start the latter at Konsole after 'su' as Root.

    2) Would it be possible to save files to the home partition of the Hard Drive, i.e. /dev/hda5. If YES then HOW?

    Please advise. TIA


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    Perhaps you just need to add a line to /etc/fstab

    You need these options in a line of fstab: users,exec,uid=knoppix,gid=knoppix

    Also if your drive is a Fat32 or a NTFS, you want to add umask=000
    If it is a NTFS drive, also put : ro

    Now some line in /etc/fstab should read
    /dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 ntfs noauto,users,exec,ro,umask=000,uid=knoppix,gid=kno ppix 0 0
    or if you have a fat filesystem:
    /dev/hda5 /mnt/hda5 vfat noauto,users,exec,umask=000,uid=knoppix,gid=knoppi x 0 0

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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    That looks alot more difficult than just su'ing into root.
    Because it is a livecd, his changes won't be there when he reboots.
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    Hi folks,

    I can 'su' to Root on Konsole and start Kate. After editing a file on HD (hda5) I can re-save it back there.

    Also I can start OOoWriter from Konsole as Root and edit files from HD (hda5). However I can't re-save them back to HD (hda5). This I can't resolve the problem.


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