ISP Ubuntu Server Permission error.

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by CombatGod, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. CombatGod

    CombatGod New Member

    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# _
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2006
  2. CombatGod

    CombatGod New Member

    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
     
  3. CombatGod

    CombatGod New Member

    Yes consider my problem solved.

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

    Code:
    nano /etc/network/interfaces
     
  4. till

    till Super Moderator

    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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