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28th February 2006, 17:26
I am using your How to SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"

I installed Ubuntu sever on my harddrive than I

Log in with the user name and password I set up than I

put in sudo passwd root

Than su for my password

than it asks me a Enter new UNIX Password so I enter another password

than it asks me to reenter which I do,

Than it says password updated successfully


I try to do the /etc/network/interfaces

but it says Premission denied

So I am not sure where I got off track

28th February 2006, 18:08
After it says password updated successfully you must run su to become root. After that you can edit /etc/network/interfaces.

28th February 2006, 18:53
I was able to log on as root user but it is telling me Permission denied when I attempt to enter /etc/network/interfaces:confused:

28th February 2006, 22:25
Use a commandline editor like vi or joe to edit the file.

2nd March 2006, 15:57
Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a commandline editor? is vi or joe something that I would have to download and install? and if I did how would I use it?

2nd March 2006, 17:34
Normally vi is already installed. You use it like this: http://www.howtoforge.com/faq/12_15_en.html