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I am a newbie to Linux. Is it possible to make a user with root user permissions. The reason is because everytime I try to mount my USB Pendrive it ...
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    Make a user with root user permissions


    I am a newbie to Linux. Is it possible to make a user with root user permissions. The reason is because everytime I try to mount my USB Pendrive it tells me i can only do this as a Root user. Also I installed Redhat Linux 9 and forgot the root password. Is it possible to reset this.

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    There are 2 solutions to this, 1st is su, open a command line interface (CLI) and then type
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    su 
    <rootpassword>
    you now have 99%of root permissions. Or you can go into your /etc/fstab and change the permissions for your pendrive so everyone can use it, should you wish to do this, open fstab in your favortate editor and post its contents here.Well use vi here.
    Code:
    vi /etc/fstab
    should open it.
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    How do I change permissions for a USB device so that all users can use it?
    What should I add to /etc/fstab if the contents concerning USB devices are now:
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    usbdevfs /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs rw,noauto,user,exec 0 0
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    I have a problem that is very similar to this one.
    Please help,

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