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I basically want to be able to view my HDA1, HDA2, etc. But it will not let me because it says I have an insufficient amount of permissions. So I ...
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    Root Logging GUI


    I basically want to be able to view my HDA1, HDA2, etc. But it will not let me because it says I have an insufficient amount of permissions. So I tried to fix it in the Linux Kernet under System Administration under the Control Center, again, insuffiecient amount of permission. I know how to log into Root in a terminal (su, type password, etc.) but can someone tell me how to do it in the GUI? Or can someone explain how I can allow my username to have just as many permissions as root? I am the only user on the comp. at home, so I am the admin. either which way, and I am using RedHat 9.0.

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    edit your /etc/passwd file, and change your group to 0, which i beleive is also the root group.

    beginning of extract from /etc/passwd:
    username:userid:groupid:........

    so the second number/section you need to change to 0 for your username.

    Jason

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