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Hi folks, Knoppix 4.0 Please advise how to start Knoppix as Root instead of User. Because; 1) avoidng "su" to mount HD 2) Applications can't read files in mounted partitions, ...
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    How to boot Knoppix as Root


    Hi folks,

    Knoppix 4.0

    Please advise how to start Knoppix as Root instead of User. Because;

    1)
    avoidng "su" to mount HD

    2)
    Applications can't read files in mounted partitions, unless they were started as Root (i.e. after su).

    Running
    # mount /dev/xyz /mnt/xyz
    # mount -o remount,rw /mnt/xyz

    Did not solve the problem.

    TIA

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    satimis

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    If you right-click on the hard drive icon on the Knoppix desktop, you will see an option for "Actions", select that and choose the option to change read/write mode.

    To access root in a terminal, just open a terminal and type "su" and don't enter a password.
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    There should also be a Root Console in knoppix.

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