[BL] Linux without a hard drive, was Re: MPlayer
albert at polaris.umpi.maine.edu
Wed Jun 29 14:04:18 EDT 2005
On 29 Jun 2005 at 14:11, sindi keesan wrote:
>On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, James Miller wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Theo Perry wrote:
>>> I think you have to type "sudo su" to work as root in DSL.
>> That's right. It works just like Knoppix in this respect. But you don't
>> necessarily have to "be" root to issue root commands when using sudo. To
>> issue any command requiring rot priviledges such as insmod (actually, on a
>> more modern distro like DSL you'd want to use modprobe) in DSL, just issue
>> sudo insmod module_name. Or, better yet sudo modprobe module_name. Sudo
>> usually prompts for password, but these live CD distros are set up to sudo
>Thanks. I was reading about sudo. Another approach is to type sudo -v,
>then give your password which will be valid for 5 minutes, then sudo su -,
>which gives you the root path, then you can type commands for 5 minutes
>without typing sudo each time.
>DSL apparently would not need the sudo -v part, would it need sudo su -?
Don't know if it's included in that distribution, but what I use is:
then 'exit' when I'm done being root.
Anthony J. Albert albert at umpi.maine.edu
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Computer Services - University of Maine, Presque Isle
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