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you do need to run this as root, and you might just have to reinstall the entire thing, if you are gonna reformat the drive linux in on...
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    you do need to run this as root, and you might just have to reinstall the entire thing, if you are gonna reformat the drive linux in on
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    Yeah that was just as an example what I actually typed was hdd not hda but it gave me the same error either time. I'm not trying to format the main drive. I have 3 drives on the comp, one that is entirely linux, a second one that is NTFS and has all my data and a third one that I want to format to ext3 so that I can move things of the second drive so that I can format it to ext3.

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    Well I've figured out how to partition the drives and create file systems and so on, now I'm trying to mount them permantly by adding information to the fstab file. Unforutanely I can't make any changes because no matter what way I open it it's a read only file. So question is how do I open the file in such a way that I can add stuff to it, through the terminal as admin perhaps? Thanks.

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    Code:
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    nano -w /etc/fstab
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