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CombatGod 14th January 2006 00:04

ISP Ubuntu Server Permission error.
 
I'm on this page http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_ubuntu_5.10_p3

After setting up the root password I can't access the following directory:
/etc/network/interfaces

It says Permission Denied. Any suggestions? I'm new to Linux so go easy on me.

BTW I did set my root password. I did the following:
sudo passwd root

set my password

then:

su

now my command prompt looks like this:
root@server:/home/username# _

CombatGod 14th January 2006 00:34

I'm sorry. The directions are not very clear.

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_ubuntu_5.10_p3

All it says is to edit: /etc/network/interfaces
I thought I just had to run the command:
/etc/network/interfaces

However, I realized I had to use NANO to edit this.
Hopefully my assumption is correct :P

CombatGod 14th January 2006 02:28

Yes consider my problem solved.

Nano is necessary in order to edit this file. The command is as follows:

Code:

nano /etc/network/interfaces

till 14th January 2006 14:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by CombatGod
I'm sorry. The directions are not very clear.

http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_setup_ubuntu_5.10_p3

All it says is to edit: /etc/network/interfaces
I thought I just had to run the command:
/etc/network/interfaces

However, I realized I had to use NANO to edit this.
Hopefully my assumption is correct :P

Yes, if the howto says "edit" a file, you always have to use an editor like vi, nano or joe to open the file and do the described changes.


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