file permission problems
I just installed Mandriva 2007 on my laptop today. When I tried to use my wireless card it said that I needed to download it.
I downloaded ipw2200-fw-3.0.tgz and tried to extract it into /lib/firmware
When I tried this, it said that I did not have the necessary permission. I'm confused because when given the option during installation to create a password for "root" (no idea what it is, I'm a total noob), I opted to not make one.
I also tried to manually move the files into the folder through Konqueror, but to no avail. The KDE help center said to use "super user mode" to get by this, but #1, there is no root password, and #2, it says to go to "System" on the K menu, and select "File Manager." I have no such thing under "System."
I have no idea what to do. Please help. Thanks ahead of time,
locate in menu root shell
then type passwd then enter
type in new password you will not see anything being typed but its typing then enter abd type again now youll have new password for root