On Monday 30 April 2007 09:44, Tim wrote: > On Sun, 2007-04-29 at 18:35 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote: > > I'm usually running FC2, but also have FC5, and FC6 on this machine. I > > have access to FC6's / directory from FC2, but some files, > > /boot/grub/grub.conf have a darned big padlock on them, so I can't even > > read them. I try to answer the odd question from the list, and just being > > able to post a few lines from a file is usefull. > > As pointed out by the other poster, those files require root access for > reading (as well as writing). One reason being that they can contain > passwords, or other data that must be keep secret from ordinary users. > > To become root, type into a console: su - > Then issue commands from that console (e.g. start up a text reader, in > there). Apologies Tim, and Vivek. I've just re-read the reply I sent to Vivek, and think I must have been running in idiot mode when I wrote it. I was so obsessed with that desktop icon that opened FC6's / directory in user mode, that I totally ignored the "do it as root" option on the CLI. All the best. Nigel.